[zeromq-dev] zeromq licensing forbidden at my company

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Apr 23 18:24:45 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Ivan Pechorin <ivan.pechorin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I used to think that LGPL (not GPL!) with static linking exception is safe
> for use in closed-source applications, from legal point of view.

It is 100% safe, and has undergone legal review multiple times in
large firms who are paranoid about this kind of thing.

The only valid legal issue is the anti-patent clauses of (L)GPLv3,
which some firms do not like (but since such firms are more of a
threat to us than an asset, it's quite fine).


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