For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Aug 10 03:28:28 UTC 2007

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> You have a short memory, or maybe you weren't around when the GNOME
> project was started

You mean the same GNOME project that uses LGPL specifically to allow
proprietary applications to be compatible with the libraries?

, or when Stallman later stabbed Trolltech in the
> back after they had spent considerable time and effort making their
> license GPL compatible

What are you talking about?  The QPL was obviously not GPL-compatible,
and Qt thus now uses the GPL.

, or when he announced that enough people had
> swallowed the LGPL bait and glibc should switch to the GPL (luckily,
> the glibc maintainers declined).

The glibc maintainers don't hold copyright.  glibc is still under the
LGPL because the FSF agreed to keep using that license.

Matt Flaschen

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