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Re: The Distro Dilemma

From: Jamie Lokier <>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 15:38:59 +0100

Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Could you explain why LGPL libraries can be burdensome on embedded
> systems?

One reason might be that embedded systems tend not to use shared
libaries, so the distribution-of-relinkable-object-files clauses of
the LGPL come into play. People would need to distribute not only the
source to the LGPL libraries they were using, but half-linked object
files of their own application. It's not out of the question, but it
is an added burden to organise it.

-- Jamie
Received on 2005-09-02