License Committee Report for July 2007

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at
Tue Jul 31 23:04:29 UTC 2007

On 8/1/07, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov scripsit:
> > Speaking of which, how does that (LGPLv3 aside) relates to OSD#9:
> > "License Must Not Restrict Other Software... Rationale: Distributors
> > of open-source software have the right to make their own choices about
> > their own software"?
> Software that your program links to does not count as "other software".

Yet you believe the claim in that:

       In order to link GStreamer [an LGPLv2 library] to Totem [a GPL
       application], you need to use section 3 of the LGPL to convert
       GStreamer to GPL.

is simply wrong?

I can't follow your reasoning.


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