About Licenses - Was : Re: [fpc-pascal]QT libs

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu Apr 18 09:29:59 CEST 2002

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Christophe wrote:

> Hello
> >I have read the text; While I don't necessarily agree with all the details,
> Feel free to send me comments. I will modify if need.
> >We choose for this because we also feel that disallowing closed source is
> >too restrictive; it is a restriction of freedom, which is so propagated by
> >GPL.
> Great :-)  I was asking me what was the exact license of Free Pascal. I've
> not understood
> everything in the COPYING file and in the docs. Have you got some links ?

Basically, all RTL sources refer to a file COPYING.FPC. This file states
that the RTL Files are under LGPL license as described in COPYING (this
is simply the LGPL) with the exception that the RTL can be linked to
commercial apps or libs.


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