[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] ZMQ_NOT_LIBRARY option: when use ZMQ source code in other projects not as a library.

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Wed Mar 2 10:24:46 CET 2011


On 03/02/2011 10:08 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:

> As far as I can see, this patch is not compatible with the LGPL. 0MQ
> is explicitly licensed as a library.

IANAL, but as far as I understand, LGPLv3 works in a following way:

1. The code is licensed under GPL (see COPYING file)
2. If linked as a library, there's an amendment to the license (see 
COPYING.LESSER) which grants you some additional rights.

In other words, if you don't use 0mq as library, you are bound by GPL 
with no extra rights.

Martin



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