FLTK native in 'D'. Would that be useful?

MatthiasM dm at matthiasm.com
Thu Jul 27 07:35:35 PDT 2006

Dave wrote:
> Dave wrote:
>> A potential drawback would be if the GPL licensing wouldn't allow for 
>> something like a 3rd party RAD tool to distribute FLTK with it, 
>> without also distributing the application source (but I don't know, 
>> I'm not a lawyer).
> Anyone have experience / knowledge on this? The FLTK license is here:
> http://fltk.org/COPYING.php
> Actually, after looking over that my concern above isn't valid (right? 
> anyone, anyone <g>). Reason: The RAD tool would just be writing out code 
> that imported the FLTK modules and then statically link the app. to the 
> FLTK lib. The RAD tool itself would not be using modified FLTK code so 
> the tool source code would not need to be GPL'd (but of course FLTK 
> itself would still be distributed w/ the tool). Cool.

The FLTK team is pretty liberal about the license (LGPL, btw.). We event 
modified it to explicitly allow the usage of a statically linked FLTK 
library in commercial projects. As for RAD tool, I see no problems, 
however, IANAL.


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