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Subject LGPL refactored article
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2005 14:05:57 GMT
"We can confirm that at least five functions in the XCP software are 
identical to functions in LAME," said Thomas Dullien at security 
software firm Saber Security in Bochum, Germany, which specializes in 
the analysis of complex software.

If open-source software is tightly integrated into a single executable 
program, the whole application has to become open source software, even 
open source software such as LAME whose MP3 encoder is licensed under 
the more relaxed Lesser General Public License (LGPL), a lawyer said.

"That's the flipside of open source: If you don't respect the 
open-source rules, the old regime of copy protection comes back in full 
force," said attorney and Internet specialist Christiaan Alberdingk 
Thijm at law firm SOLV in the Netherlands. "



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