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Re: Why code your own library?

Steve Baker <sjbaker1@airmail.net> writes:

> Ingo Ruhnke wrote:
>> You are not allowed to use GPLed code inside a closed source project,
> That's not true.  Providing you allow the user to RE-LINK your code
> against a new library, you are OK.

Your correct, I mixed up a bit with GPL and LGPL.

> You can do that with '.o' files, or dynamic linking.

Yes, correct.
> Quake (for example) links to Mesa - which is GPL and not LGPL.

No, at least not for version 3.0:

$ cat /usr/src/Mesa-3.0/LICENSE 

                       Version 2, June 1991

 Copyright (C) 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
                    675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Looks like mesa is LGPL and not GPL.

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