FSF Releases New Draft of LGPLv3
The FSF has just released a draft version of the GPL's little brother, the Lesser GPL Version 3. (Linux-Watch)On the heels of releasing the latest draft of the GPLv3 (General Public License version 3), the Free Software Foundation on April 3 released a new draft of the LGPLv3. The LGPL was first released as Version 2.1 in February of 1999. It was the follow-up license to the GNU Library General Public License 2.0. Under its old name, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) felt that the license was too often used inappropriately.
The key difference between the GPL and LGPL licenses is that software or a library under the LGPL can be "linked to" or "used by" either a GPL-licensed or a proprietary program.