[fpc-pascal] Licencing software made in Free Pascal

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Sep 10 00:21:39 CEST 2009

On 10 Sep 2009, at 00:00, Henry Vermaak wrote:

> 2009/9/9 Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be>:
>> Exception: Sun defined an exception to this requirement, in that your
>> program is also allowed to link to the MySQL libraries if your  
>> program is
>> licensed under one of the other licenses listed here:
>> http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/
> So you can make a small wrapper library for your mysql calls, licence
> it under the lgpl, then link against it in your main program, which
> enables you to licence your main program as anything you like?

Obviously not. If you read the above-linked page, you'll see that it  
only applies to applications, not tp libraries.

Furthermore, if you wish to make use of this exception with FPC  
programs, you must adhere to the terms of the LGPL (or GPL) rather  
than the LGPL+linking exception, since only the former is included in  
the list of licenses to which that exception applies.


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