Monthly Archives: November 2015

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Software Licensing and the LGPL

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Provisions that prohibit reverse engineering are commonly found in commercial licenses (e.g., EULAs, Terms of Use, Software License Agreements, etc.). While these provisions serve to protect the software developer’s intellectual property, software developers who include such clauses in their software licenses must ascertain there no software components are used that are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) (called a Library by LGPL). As the use of Open Source Software (OSS) during the development process is prevalent in many organizations, this issue is often overlooked. …