GPL and Python modules.

Bernhard Herzog bh at
Wed Oct 27 11:45:40 CEST 2004

Andrea Griffini <agriff at> writes:

> IIUC in the case of LGPL you've also another obligation; if there
> is a new version of the library then your users should be able
> to link-in the newer version instead of the one you provided.

No.  They have to be able to link a *modified* version of the library,
not necessarily a newer or incompatible one.  The LGPL quite explicitly
says that this relinking only has to be possible for sufficiently
compatible modifications.


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