Re: Feeler for GMP support
From: Tim Smith (reply_in_group_at_mouse-potato.com)
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:01:33 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, BRG wrote:
> On looking at this I find that GMP is distributed under the LGPL (Library
> or Lesser GPL).
> I am no expert on this but I think the LGPL does allow both static and
> dynamic linking to proprietary code.
The one-sentence summary would be that if you distribute an LGPL library as
part of your product, you have to provide a way for the users to relink with
other versions of that library (and I think you have to provide source to
If you can accomplish that with static linking, fine, but usually you can't
reasonably do so except for open source products, so proprietary projects
usually have to go with dynamic linking.
-- --Tim Smith