LGPL 2.1 + GPL 3 = problems?

Arnoud Engelfriet arnoud at engelfriet.net
Sun Jul 15 12:46:24 UTC 2007

Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > What I meant is that you can apply the terms of the GPL to any
> > LGPL work instead of the LGPL terms. See LGPL 2 section 3, first sentence.
> Wrong! Not any version of the GPL, unless otherwise specified in an
> additional permission in the copyright notice of your library, or specified
> explicitly in a later version of the ***LGPL*** (***and*** your library

I did not say "any version of the GPL". 

"You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library."

This is verbatim from LGPL version 2.1, section 3, first sentence.
I fail to see what this has to do with additional permissions.


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