Solved

Licensing Query - GNU LGPL or Mozilla Public License - Limitations of use - Freeware ? ? ?

Posted on 2004-04-29
2
160 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I have a general question regarding the licensing and applicability of a freely downloadable product library.

I have downloaded TurboPower LockBox (from http://sourceforge.net/projects/tplockbox/) and found this to be an excellent encryption/hash library product.   Everything is there, packages, DCUs, even the full source code.

When I check out the license conditons, the information given is [ License: GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1) ] on the above page.

There is lots of legalese ... whether you can modify it ... I don't see anywhere that I can buy it - but nor do I see the term 'Freeware with source' or equivalent.

My question is, am I able to (legally) use this as an embedded part of a commercial product ?

Thanks
Geoff
0
Comment
Question by:geoffdb
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
robert_marquardt earned 125 total points
ID: 10949165
The dual licensing is for allowiing to use the components with Kylix Open Edition which only allows to create GPL/LGPL programs.
You are allowed to choose the license which fits your needs.
The MPL allows you to use the components in commercial products provided you name the use (with links etc).
0
 

Author Comment

by:geoffdb
ID: 10966474
Robert

Thankyou.   Can I restate/confirm, the code is free to use provided acknowledgement of source is given in my application ?

Thanks
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello everybody This Article will show you how to validate number with TEdit control, What's the TEdit control? TEdit is a standard Windows edit control on a form, it allows to user to write, read and copy/paste single line of text. Usua…
Introduction I have seen many questions in this Delphi topic area where queries in threads are needed or suggested. I know bumped into a similar need. This article will address some of the concepts when dealing with a multithreaded delphi database…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question