[Numpy-discussion] Solaris Sparc build broken

René Dudfield renesd@gmail....
Wed Nov 18 09:09:45 CST 2009


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 3:41 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I don't think LGPL has much meaning for
>> python code, especially pure python code (and m4 for that matter)
>
> This is funny - besides pyqt, the only LGPL reference with python I
> found was twisted, and they claim that:
>
> "... It would be a halfway accurate statement that
> I selected the LGPL exactly because it doesn't make any sense."
>
> http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2004-May/007946.html
>
> David



pygame is also LGPL... as are a number of other libraries.  (pyqt is GPL btw).

LGPL basically means you can link to the library source, but if you
make changes to the library you should give them back.  Users should
also be able to change the library if they want... either through
source or relinking.

That's the spirit of the LGPL in two sentences.


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