FeedSpot Recognizes the GtkDcoding Blog

Andre Pany andre at s-e-a-p.de
Fri Feb 7 19:51:52 UTC 2020

On Friday, 7 February 2020 at 18:16:37 UTC, Les De Ridder wrote:
> On Friday, 7 February 2020 at 14:23:58 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
>> [...]
>> Now the sad part. I would like to use GtkD at work but I 
>> can't. The license is really dangerous for companies (you 
>> compile lGpl source code into your application), therefore it 
>> is a complete no go from the IP department. The license is a 
>> huge blocker for GtkD commercial usage.
> I'm not sure why LGPL is an issue. Does GtkD not allow dynamic 
> linking?

I am not an expert at all in the topic of licensing. This is my 

Gtk has the license lgpl. As long as you link dynamically to the 
shared object files, you can use it in commercial products.

GtkD is a D wrapper for GTK. It is D source code which ease the 
access to the C api of Gtk. GtkD has also the license lgpl. To 
use GtkD in my application I have to statically link the D source 
Now it gets more complicated, GtkD has some additions to the lgpl 

I cannot judge how high the risk is for companies to use this 
component, but as an employee I do anything to avoid any risk for 
the company I work for.

Kind regards

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