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Re: Relicensing policy & weak copyleft

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Relicensing policy & weak copyleft
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:17:21 -0700
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Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> aren’t all modules going to be LGPLv2+ as time tends to +∞?

No, some Gnulib modules are intended for use only in standalone applications,
and their licenses are therefore intended to be GPL rather than LGPL.
For example the xalloc module calls 'exit' on failure, an action that would be
inappropriate for a library.

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