Copyright infringement versus LGPL licensing dispute
will.tadao at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 01:18:25 CEST 2011
> If we were talking about portions of the source based on the LGPL
> Arduino libraries then LGPL would apply. But apparently that is not the
> case here so LGPL do not apply.
> Simply placing two source files in the same directory, or even
> aggregated into the same distribution tarball do not make them share the
> same license. Not even compiling them into a single binary program does
> when we talk about LGPL.
Once again, thank you everyone for your replies.
I have had a bit more time to look over the entire source, and
discovered that the original author used a second Arduino library.
Unlike with the first modified Arduino library mentioned, which
resides in separate files (which I don't use), portions of the second
library are actually integrated into several functions which I do use
for my project. While there's no documentation in the source, the
pieces of the code are completely identical to the library, and a post
on the author's blog describes how the library was integrated.
Based on all the replies here, I don't see how the program author can
get around the licensing with this second library use.
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