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Re: LGPL license violation (Neon) on Windows

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 17:47:53 -0400

On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 17:27 -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> In the process of going through this with Brian he looked at our
> Windows download and said "I do not see Neon in this". I pointed out
> that this is because we have always statically linked Neon on Windows.
> Brian pointed out that we cannot do this, it violates the terms of
> the LGPL.

Which term does it violate? Looking over the LGPL, I think we're fine
since we're providing source code for all of Subversion. A
closed-source derivative of Subversion might be in a different
situation.

> They cannot support LGPL because their license allows the package to
> be relicensed commercially and LGPL does not permit that.

That's also false, although the LGPL certainly applies some constraints.

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