Using Kyra Commerically

Nutter
2004-11-24
2013-06-04
  • Nutter
    Nutter
    2004-11-24

    Hi,
    I've been looking at Kyra to use in one of our projects and I see that it's released under the LGPL licence for commercial use so long as the splash is shown.

    I've no problem with displaying the splash screen but I was just wondering how this works, as far as I understand the LGPL licence, it's basically the same as GPL unless you dynamically link to the library but Kyra is a static library?

    I apologise if this has been asked before

     
    • Lee Thomason
      Lee Thomason
      2004-11-25

      I've always wondered about static vs. dynamic libraries in regrards to the LGPL vs. GPL. In addition, its been pointed out that the splash screen could be removed as a legal change due to the wording of the license. C'est la vie.

      I don't care how you link it in. If you use Kyra commercially, I request and appreciate it if you put up a splash screen.

      thanks,
      lee

       
      • Nutter
        Nutter
        2004-11-25

        Ok that's cool, thanks for the response.

        I know LGPL puts some people off, especially once they see it's statically linked.
        I would think a modifed version of the BSD licence would suit your needs better;
        http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

        but that's your call ;-)