[Openmcl-devel] swank/ccl license

tfb at tfeb.org tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Jan 31 09:56:50 PST 2018

> On 31 Jan 2018, at 17:39, David Brown <davidb at davidb.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 05:33:26PM +0000, tfb at tfeb.org wrote:
>> On 30 Jan 2018, at 18:11, David Brown <[1]lisp at davidb.org> wrote:
>>   I just read through my iPhone's legal notice.  There isn't as mention
>>   of GPL or LGPL anywhere there.
>> This is off-topic now, but you clearly did not look hard enough: in iOS 11.2.2,
>> Settings / General / About / Legal / Legal Notices, look for at least libgcc
>> and libstdc++.
> Hardly silly, though.  Both libgcc and libstd++ have explicit
> exceptions that state that they can be used without otherwise having
> to comply with the GPL.

Come on.  There are other instances in the same text: libiconv for instance is explicitly covered by the LGPL. There is probably other stuff.  Apple provide pointers in the text telling you how to get a copy of LGPL.

I don't deny that some companies are frightened of the LGPL.  Not all are, and this includes some very large ones, such as Apple.

OK, I really am done now: I am sure you will find some endless series of excuses as to why every instance I find of people using software covered by the LGPL commercially is a special case which does not count.

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