[Lazarus] A few hacky patches (resent)

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Fri May 22 03:38:12 CEST 2009

Brad Campbell schrieb:

> I've looked into that in several places, but licensing becomes an issue. 
> The LCL is LGPL with the exception clause, while the IDE seems to be 
> generally GPL.

Software licenses apply to whatever is the subject of a specific license 
contract. The contract can specify different license models for groups 
of files, as can be seen in lazarus/COPYING.txt.

A source file can be licensed under multiple models, in different 
license contracts. A source file without a license or copyright notice 
is *not* in the public domain, it can *not* be used in any way without a 
separate licencse agreement.

I see no problem with licensing e.g. the Find dialog under GPL when used 
in building the IDE, and under LGPL when used in other applications as 
part of the LCL.


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