[bf1942] Statically linked version to be dropped--licensing

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Tue Aug 5 12:02:18 EDT 2003


At 08:17 AM 8/5/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>a discussion on licenses came up here at DICE when another team
>of developers were evaluating some LGPL libraries.
>It seems we're in violation of the LGPL by distributing a statically linked
>version of the BF server--the requirements in the LGPL license
>state that a statically linked program must be distributed with object files
>to allow for relinking by the end-user.
>As we intepret it, this goes for programs linked with glibc and the
>standard c++ library as well.
>Since I cannot release object files I'm going to drop the static version
>starting with the next update. I know this will prevent a whole lot of
>from running the server, but violating the LGPL license is not an option.
>If anyone has more insight into this it would be most welcome, but it
>looks like the statically linked version is gone from now on.
>// Andreas

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