Subject: RE: Open Source Newbie
From: "Tzeng, Nigel H." <Nigel.Tzeng@jhuapl.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 07:58:11 -0400
Thu, 4 Sep 2008 07:58:11 -0400
>Richard Fontana scripsit:

>> The problem (if one wants to argue it is a problem) occurs because of
>> the clause in GPLv2 that prohibits imposition of "further restrictions"
>> on downstream recipients, coupled with the fact that there are certain
>> requirements in (L)GPLv3 that are (arguably) "further restrictions"
>> running with the 'Combined Work' -- notably, the limited Installation
>> Information requirement. The LGPLv3 licensor can solve this problem
>> through a grant of additional permission. 

>Good point, and a good resolution.

An easier resolution is to simply release under LGPL v2 or later as I 
mentioned.


Re: Open Source Newbie
>Richard Fontana scripsit:

>> The problem (if one wants to argue it is a problem) occurs because of
>> the clause in GPLv2 that prohibits imposition of "further restrictions"
>> on downstream recipients, coupled with the fact that there are certain
>> requirements in (L)GPLv3 that are (arguably) "further restrictions"
>> running with the 'Combined Work' -- notably, the limited Installation
>> Information requirement. The LGPLv3 licensor can solve this problem
>> through a grant of additional permission. 

>Good point, and a good resolution.
An easier resolution is to simply release under LGPL v2 or later as I
mentioned.