[SDL] Am I reading the License right ?
sn.ml at bayminer.com
Fri May 21 01:11:37 PDT 2004
On Thursday 20 May 2004 16:55, kikabo wrote:
> I've seen comments here about closed source projects yet the license
> here http://www.libsdl.org/license.php seems to say that one way or
> another you have to provide your source, I'm a bit confused ...
What the license requires you to do depends how you use it.
So here are the possible scenarios:
unmodified dynamically linked SDL
no need to provide anything although it is recommended that you save the
SDL sources you originally used, so that people can get those from you.
modified dynamically linked SDL
the recommendation above changes to necessity.
statically linked SDL
just as the cases above, but in addition you have to provide the object
code of your program so that anybody can relink their own version of
the SDL to your code. You of course can provide the sources instead of
the object code.
If I remember correctly Loki used a hybrid of these cases:
Ie they provided only astatically linked program without the objectcode
AND the same program as dynamically linked, so that people who wanted
to modify the used SDL could do that with the dynamically linked
version. This way the others got a fully working program without the
pain of makeing sure that the system has the correct version of SDL
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