Newsgroups: comp.lang.verilog, comp.lang.vhdl
From: Rich Webb <bbew...@mapson.nozirev.ten>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 04:16:02 -0400
Local: Mon, Oct 12 2009 4:16 am
Subject: Re: GNU Lesser Public License and Soft IP
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:28:25 +0200, Pieter Hulshoff <phuls...@xs4all.nl>
>Hello Steven,That's correct only if the application can be supplied as an object
>> I am looking through the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and
>> I have seen where it is stated that IP's license under LGPL can be
>You should keep in mind that the (L)GPL licenses were primarily written
>The main difference between the GPL and the LPGL is that embedding GPL
module that dynamically links to the LGPL code. If that's not possible
(and I'm not sure how it could be in any HDL environment) then
sufficient source code must be supplied to allow an interested user to
recreate the application with the current or a modified version of the
LGPL code. See Section 4.d of the LGPL. As you say, it's aimed at a
conventional software model.
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