LGPL 3.0

GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v3

  • Commercial Use (Describes the ability to use the software for commercial purposes.)

  • Modify (Describes the ability to modify the software and create derivatives.)

  • Distribute (Describes the ability to distribute original or modified (derivative) works.)

  • Place Warranty (Describes the ability to place warranty on the software licensed.)

  • Use Patent Claims (Describes the rights to practice patent claims of contributors to the code.)

Can do

  • Hold Liable (Describes the warranty and if the software/license owner can be charged for damages.)

  • Sublicense (The LGPL prohibits sublicensing, yet each user that receives the software automatically has the right to run, modify and distribute the work.)

Cannot do

  • Include Copyright (Describes whether the original copyright must be retained.)

  • Include License (Including the full text of license in modified software.)

  • State Changes (Stating significant changes made to software.)

  • Disclose Source (If you distribute this library in an executable, you must make the source available for 3 years.)

  • Include Install Instructions (If the software is part of a consumer device, you must include the installation information necessary to modify and reinstall the software.)

  • Include Original (Describes whether copies of the original software or instructions to obtain copies must be distributed with the software.)

Must do