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GNU Lesser General Public License

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NameGNU Lesser General Public License
CaptionThe GNU LGPLv3 logo
AuthorFree Software Foundation
CopyrightFree Software Foundation, Inc.
DateJune 29, 2007
OSI ApprovedYes
Debian ApprovedYes
Free SoftwareYes
GPL CompatibleYes

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The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) or LGPL is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). It was designed as a compromise between the strong-copyleft GNU General Public License or GPL and permissive licenses such as the BSD licenses and the MIT License. The GNU Library General Public License (as the LGPL was originally named) was published in 1991, and was the version number 2 for parity with GPL version 2. The LGPL was revised in minor ways in the 2.1 point release, published in 1999, when it was renamed the GNU Lesser General Public License. Version 3 of the LGPL was published in 2007 as a list of additional permissions applied to GPL version 3.

The LGPL places copyleft restrictions on the program itself but does not apply these restrictions to other software that merely links with the program. There are, however, certain other restrictions on this software.

The LGPL is primarily used for software libraries, although it is also used by some stand-alone applications, most notably Mozilla and and sometimes media as well.

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