[squeak-dev] Re: Swazoo - LGPL or MIT?
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Mar 21 16:54:14 UTC 2008
Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> If your changes are subclasses of something is clearly part of the
> interface (you cannot use Swazoo without providing those subclasses, and
> those subclasses are not important to other users of Swazoo), adding
> your subclasses is not going to LGPL.
I have always been wondering about this. Where exactly in the LGPL does
it say that? I have always considered sect. 2 to be the killer because
subclassing interface classes (like you suggest) seem to be exactly the
kind of modification that section 2 refers to and the only applicable
choice for those is, according to section 2 of the license either LGPL
IANAL, but I'm curious where in the LGPL you see your interpretation.
> If you modify existing methods it's going to be LGPL. But in general if
> your changes affect something is clearly part of the internal working of
> Swazoo, e.g. you fixed a bug or added a new feature that other users of
> the interface could use, it's going to LGPL.
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