Something between Public Domain and LGPL?

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Mon Mar 25 18:58:59 UTC 2002

on Tue, Mar 19, 2002, Asko Kauppi (Asko.Kauppi at wrote:
> Hi, license freaks! :)
> I'm having some problem finding my way through the Open Source lincense
> jungle. I do understand GPL and LGPL but would need something that also
> allows statical linking to proprietary applications. What would you
> recommend?

A BSD/MIT style license does this, though your interest in the GPL /
LGPL licenses may indicate terms of BSD/MIT aren't acceptable.
Alternatively, there are various dual-licensing schemes you might care
to look at.

Remember that as the author of a work, you don't need to seek
permissions from another party to publish it.  However, if you
incorporate others' works in your own, you're bound by their terms.


Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
 What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?          
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