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- Subject: Re: Licensing question
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 15:03:33 -0300
>I have written a program which uses Lua, which I intend to distribute in
>binary-only form. I was just looking at http://www.lua.org/copyright.html
>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 to
>binary programs linked against the Lua library? If so, does this imply that
>my program must be freely redistributable if it uses Lua?
Binaries that link with the Lua library already contain a copyright string:
$Lua: Lua 4.0 Copyright (C) 1994-2000 TeCGraf, PUC-Rio $
$Authors: W. Celes, R. Ierusalimschy & L. H. de Figueiredo $
I think we mean that you're not allowed to remove this from you binary.
In any case, there is no restriction on your final program; you can sell it
or distribute it freely, as you wish. Lua's license is not viral like GPL.