Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

The GNU Lesser General Public License, also known as the LGPL, is a more permissive version of the GPL (the GNU General Public License). It is a software license published by the Free Software Foundation.

If open-source software is licensed under the LGPL, other software developers may use it for their software development projects — even if their projects are closed-source or otherwise proprietary or commercial in nature. The LGPL was developed as a compromise between the stricter copyleft terms of the GPL and much more permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT license.

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