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More Problems With GPL License?

It sounds like some people are getting concerned about the LGPL now. I’m ranted about my dislike of the GPL before.

According to this post to POI-dev, Dave Turner (Mr License) of the FSF has decreed that the steps required to use an LGPL’d Java library will actually infect client code with substantial GNU-ness via Section 6 of the LGPL. (The “Lesser” GPL is supposed to protect only the Library, without infecting code using the library) This, as you might imagine, puts a few LGPL Java projects that previously thought they were embeddable without being viral in a bit of a bind. Various weblogs have further coverage.

From Slashdot