We're a developer group that is now writing a server library. We plan to
use it for commercial projects by putting all the code into the library
and creating a thin proprietary wrapper to keep clients happy.
It's a strategic move to use the LGPL, as if we used GPL then we'd have to
sell proprietary licenses. Proprietary people would choose to either:
- Re-implement their own closed-source version of the software.
- Buy a proprietary license from us and then not make the changes public.
This way (by using LGPL) we get to extract as much free source-code from
them as possible.
The problem now comes with the fact that our library can be used for web
services. People could make changes to our library, use them in their
commercial service and not make changes public.
I was searching the net and found these links:
The 2nd link claims you can just include an affero clause in the LGPLv3?
What is your word on this?
Many thanks to the FSF. I love your work.