GPL and LGPL question

Bruce Perens bruce at
Tue May 18 23:49:26 UTC 1999

From: "Pat St. Jean" <psj at>
> One more thing on that LGPL clause 3.  I'm not even sure if it's legal.
> I'll have to check the case law, but it's my understanding that only the
> origional licensor can alter the conditions that the code is licensed
> under.  But that may depend on what state and federal district you're in.

I don't think this is an issue. The copyright holder is putting out a license
that explicitly includes the option for you to designate a GPL thread. You are
only exercising an option you were given by that copyright holder, their license
explicitly includes the GPL as a possibility.



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