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The LGPL is not a license of its own, but an extension of the GPL. It states: This version of the GNU Lesser General Public License incorporates the terms and conditions of version 3 of the GNU General Public License, supplemented by the additional permissions listed below. The LGPL license document only contains the extensions, so to provide the ...


The likely reason is that the LGPL is considered a less restrictive license than the GPL. In particular, it is possible to combine LGPL projects with other projects and not force those projects to be LGPL. That's a lot more difficult to do with a GPL project. Generally, if you combine a project with a GPL project, the combined project must be released as ...

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