[zeromq-dev] Special exception granted by iMatix

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 22:38:33 CET 2010


Thanks, this is a great point of clarification.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There have been a discussion yesterday on IRC whether LGPL3 grants the
> right to link 0MQ with commercial applications statically.
> The problem was raised in context of iPhone development where the
> libraries - as far as I understood - have to be linked statically.
> As LGPL3 is not 100% clear about the issue, iMatix grants following
> special exception:
> "As a special exception, iMatix gives you permission to link this
> library with independent modules to produce an executable, regardless of
> the license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and
> distribute the resulting executable under terms of your choice, provided
> that you also meet, for each linked independent module, the terms and
> conditions of the license of that module. An independent module is a
> module which is not derived from or based on this library. If you modify
> this library, you must extend this exception to your version of the
> library."
> The clause can be found in COPYING.LESSER file in project trunk.
> Martin
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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