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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 04:14:01 +0200
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On Thursday 19 June 2008 01:56:52 Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 00:15 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > Which implementation of LZMA do you refer to? I think LZMA SDK is
> > > available under LGPL, and most of LZMA Utils is also under LGPL. So
> > > there should be no problem.
> >
> > I expected that LGPL 2.1 wouldn't be compatible with GPL 3, but it seems
> > that it is;  so unless I missed something there's no problem at all.
> It would be fine if we were just linking against lzma.  In this case,
> software using GPLv3 would have at least the same rights as proprietary
> software that is allowed to do that.
> But we are going to incorporate the decompression function into the
> bootloader, and that may not be allowed by LGPL.  I don't think it would
> be allowed for proprietary software.  It would be a derived work
> regardless of the library exceptions.

I took a look at lzma 4.32.6. All code in liblzmadec is licensed with LGPL 2.1 
or any later version. So where is the problem?


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