Subject: Re: conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review
From: Matthew Garrett <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 19:26:32 +0100

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 08:20:47PM +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:

> Since GStreamer apparently can't remain (under LGPL) it must be a
> derivative of Totem, right?

The FSF argument is that Totem is a derivative of gstreamer. The LGPL 
would then require Totem to be under restrictions that are not present 
in the GPL. This presents a conflict, so instead gstreamer is treated as 
if it's GPLed. I don't think anyone would claim that the library is a 
derivative work of the application that uses it.

Matthew Garrett |