[zeromq-dev] zeromq licensing forbidden at my company

Noah Gibbs noah at ooyala.com
Mon Apr 23 18:25:54 CEST 2012

Some companies are against having to release source under any conditions.
 I don't work with him, but I've heard internal rumblings in such companies
because if you modify/patch the LGPL'd software and release it, you'll have
to share the modifications.

Luckily, things have improved a lot since then at most companies :-)

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM, Ivan Pechorin <ivan.pechorin at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2012/4/23 Aaron Watters <aaron.watters at gmail.com>
> I just started a new job where I had hoped to use zeromq
>> but I discovered that zeromq is listed on the internal "forbidden"
>> list because of issues with LGPL.  There may be political ways
>> around this as far as I know, but just to ask...
> By the way, what are the issues exactly?
> 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.
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