[Lazarus] LGPL question

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Jul 5 12:56:58 CEST 2008

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:32:53 +0200
Mattias Gaertner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 14:15:25 +0200
> Bart <bartjunk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The LCL and FPC is licensed under a modified LGPL.
> > The text in COPYING.LGPL still refers to version 2 (1991).
> > 
> > Can I license my modifications under the latest LGPL (currently
> > version 3)? I cannot find an answer to that on the wiki page.
> Yes, afaik any later GP license is compatible.

Maybe I misunderstood your intention.

The IDE and the codetool are licensed under GPL2 or any later version,
so it can be mixed with GPL3 code.

The LCL and most components are licensed under the modified LGPL2, so
you can link any GP license (and many more), but source patches must be
LGPL2 too.
If you mean with 'modifications' to publish source patches or forks of
the LCL itself then they must be under the modified LGPL2, not LGPL3.


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