[uClinux-dev] new uClinux distribution snapshot

Tom Walsh tom at cyberiansoftware.com
Mon Nov 12 18:40:08 EST 2001


"D. Jeff Dionne" wrote:
> 
> Tom Walsh <tom at cyberiansoftware.com> said:
> >
> > Also(!), uClibc conforms to the LGPL (lesser-GPL) License and can be
> > used to produce proprietary (binary only distro) apps, where the uC-libc
> > is GPL (you must distro source).
> 
> This is not true (with a small exception):
> 
> uC-libc is the base code for uClibc.  I believe at one time there was a
> single file in uC-libc which carried the GPL header by accident.  It was
> always an LGPL library, with the exception of this mistake.
> 

Hi Jeff!

Where you been hiding?!

Thanks for that information.  I had been led to believe otherwise, it is
good to know that both libraries are LGPL as some customers just aren't
ready to accept the GPL license (esp. if it is their inhouse
technologies that are involved).

Regards,

TomW

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