[fpc-devel] LGPL vs BSD

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Aug 4 15:06:51 CEST 2006

> On 8/4/06, Marco van de Voort <marcov at stack.nl> wrote:
> > inhibitions, more people using it, and for merging stuff back into main
> > distribution, questions etc, you still need contact with the creators. You
> > can simply refuse support to sb who clearly maintains his own trees.
> So what happens if you find a discontinued LGPL project (dead for 4+
> years) and you want to create a new product based on the original
> work.  Trying to contact the original author was unsuccessfull.  There
> are many of those on SourceForge.

Then you are stuck with LGPL.
> Can you re-license your new project (which is based on the original
> one) with a different license, example BSD or MPL or something more
> restrictive or must the new project also be based on the LGPL?


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