Subject: Re: LGPL clarification
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 1 Nov 2000 12:01:59 -0800

   Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 13:19:57 -0500
   From: Bryan George <>

   At any rate, I think this particular discussion thread is largely
   academic.  In the .com world, you have to make a strong case to convince
   management that it's worth employing a library that places ANY
   restrictions on ANY proprietary program that uses it under ANY
   circumstances.  Especially in large companies where existing
   infrastructure works just fine, thank you, that's more trouble and
   career risk than the average engineer is willing to accept.

Note that the C library on GNU/Linux is under the LGPL.  People who
believe as you describe should avoid GNU/Linux.