We need a GPL because our platform is not flexible, it can be controlled by one organization or even one person, so the GPL applies to the platform. It is a great license and that's why it is hated by organizations who want to take over the world. The GPL means ownership belongs to the people.
The LGPL is used for libraries, take for example GTK+ and GTKmm. This means that you can link to these libraries (use them) in commercial development. You can sell your closed source applications using LGPL libraries. On the other hand, you can't take over the library, you can't control the library, so you must submit your research to the people if you want to influence the direction of the library itself, and if the submission is accepted than all of the people are benefactors. An organizaton can not steal the libraries, the reasearch, and than market it as their product, the libraries can only be used for solutions, not systems....systems are artifacts that are registered under the GPL.
Last edited by GtkUser; 06-21-2003 at 09:32 AM.