[Python-Dev] Optionally using GMP to implement long if available

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 12:20:11 CET 2008

2008/11/4 Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> you *will* have to ship gmp.dll to your users, as well ... So then
>> you have to include the source (of GMP
> Are you sure? I thought the source-provision requirements
> of the *GPL licences only apply when you distribute a
> *modified* version of something. Here you're just shipping
> an unmodified GMP library.

In fact you only have to provide a way to get the sources of the
library. You don't have to ship the library with the source.

As for the LGPL on Windows, wxWidgets does this for a long time now
and a program does not have to be open source or LGPL or whatever.

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