[clamav-users] GPL license question

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sun Sep 18 04:47:31 EDT 2016


Borough Rumford <lmdekib7 at icloud.com> wrote:

> I know clamav is released under GPL license, and third-party commercial app shouldn’t link libclamav.

Is the library under the GPL or LGPL - the answer is different for the two licences ?
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#GPLStaticVsDynamic
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#LGPLStaticVsDynamic

AIUI, if you link against a GPL library then your code needs to be compatible with the GPL, if you link dynamically against an LGPL library then it doesn't.
That's the reason for having the LGPL.




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