[Lazarus] LGPL question

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Jul 5 23:50:07 CEST 2008

On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 19:03:29 +0200
Bart <bartjunk64 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for clearing that up to me.
> I wrote some patches and extensions for some fpc RTL functions, based
> on the code in the RTL, which I intend to publish with my app.
> I also wrote the MinimizeName function that was missing in Laz
> 0.9.24, and I use that too in my published code.
> The MinimizeName function (currently in FileCtlr.pas) I donated to
> Lazarus via the bugtracker...


> (I was not aware that by doing so, the code was autmatically licensed
> under LGPL 2 and not a more recent version)
> I guess I will publish my code under modified LGPL 2, since it now is
> part of or derived from the RTL/LCL.
> B.t.w. What is the reason not to use the LGPL 3 for the Lazarus LCL/
> FreePascal RTL?

It didn't exist at that time.
Why do you miss the LGPL3?


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