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Old 02-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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general open-source question


Hello,
I would like to ask you something about open-source and linux.

Is it possible to make a commercial application for linux and sell it compiling it with linking to open-source libraries without altering them and consequently without allowing download of the source code and without making the application itself free?
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Depends on how the open source libraries are licensed. The LGPL license, in particular, allows this specifically.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
Now the question is: when planning the development of an application I have to choose the best suitable libraries to be linked. Where is a list of the commonly used LGPL libraries for linux? Example: graphical interface and midi.
 
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Thanks for the reply.
Now the question is: when planning the development of an application I have to choose the best suitable libraries to be linked. Where is a list of the commonly used LGPL libraries for linux? Example: graphical interface and midi.
Use WEB search; regarding GUI - gtk+, Qt, wxWidgets (even more liberal than LGPL license), FLTK.
 
  


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