[SDL] [PATCH] Read the protocol used by /dev/gpmdata on Linux

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at metux.de
Thu Sep 8 10:08:39 PDT 2005

* Patrice Mandin <mandin.patrice at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Le Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:30:26 -0400
> Simon Roby <simon.roby at gmail.com> a écrit:
> > But isn't libgpm under the GPL license? (I'm at work right now, so I
> > can't confirm) Is it okay for a LGPL library like SDL to link to it?
> > Won't it break the "lesser" terms of the LGPL.?
> We could make libgpm dynamically loaded (like arts and esd audio
> support), so support could be added even when target system does not
> have it.

No, that's nonse. 

Why not just ask the gpm folks if they would release libgpm under 
LGPL ? They're probably not against this, but have it under GPL just 
historically since gpm was always GPL and there never was a single
reason to change it, yet.

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