[alsa-devel] GPL/LGPL licensing of the Alsa library
clemens at ladisch.de
Mon Mar 28 11:00:01 CEST 2011
Ossi Niiranen wrote:
> We recently performed a licensing audit of a larger software project
> incorporating the Alsa library 1.0.19. One issue we identified was
> that although the Alsa library purported to state that the library was
> licensed under the LGPL, there were still several files with third
> party copyright holders that indicated in their header that the file
> in question was licensed under the GPL.
$ grep -rl 'GNU General' alsa-lib/
The aserver tool and the tests are separate and not part of the library
itself; the UCM stuff is actually LGPL-licensed and mentions the GPL
only in "You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
Most files in include/sound/ are just copies of the kernel headers.
Is there any specific file that you think would make the resulting
library not LGPL?
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