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Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought.

Philip Bock

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Middleditch" <>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: Licensing question

> I'm under the assumption you are free to do as you wish; there are many
> big-name commercial applications out there that use Lua.
> The license is very similar to BSD.  The line you asked about is
> granting permission to the copyrighted works, i.e., the source code.
> Your own code, and your binaries based on that code, may place all the
> licensing restrictions on them that they want.  The Lua portions, are,
> perhaps, allowed to be copied - how useful it is to be able to copy 3%
> of a binary file is debatable.  The license doesn't clearly state what
> the "Software" is.
> Suffice to say, however, that a commercial application can be written
> using Lua, and that application as a whole may remain as an inferior,
> buggy proprietary product all it wishes to.  ~,^
> On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 13:06, Philip Bock wrote:
> > I have written a program which uses Lua, which I intend to distribute in
> > binary-only form. I was just looking at
> > and wondering how this license applies to this situation. Does the line
> > which saya, "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall
> > appear in all copies or substantial portions of this package" also apply
> > binary programs linked against the Lua library? If so, does this imply
> > my program must be freely redistributable if it uses Lua?
> >
> > Thanks, Philip Bock
> >