[techtalk] GPL Questions

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Fri Nov 12 01:12:27 EST 1999

On Thu, 11 Nov 1999 23:23:18 -0500, Jeff Dike <jdike at karaya.com> said:

>>I was planning on publishing an API for this system that others
>>could use in proprietary software.  (Note: no code from the system
>>would/ should be used in the proprietary system, just
>>method/function calls)

>Then you release your code under the GPL, and document the API.
>Anyone else can implement that API and license the code any way they

Another approach (used in the Gimp) is to license the API under the
LGPL, and the main application under the GPL.  The LGPL allows linkage
to proprietary applications.


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