Anyone here know about the GNU Lesser Public License? http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html
I want to apply the LGPL to some of my (library) work, but despite pouring over it for over an hour, I'm still confused. I want others to use my work for commercial/proprietry applications. The agreement seems to make sense, except for:
"6. As an exception to the Sections above, you may also combine or link a "work that uses the Library" with the Library to produce a work containing portions of the Library, and distribute that work under terms of your choice, provided that the terms permit modification of the work for the customer's own use and reverse engineering for debugging such modifications. "
This seems to be saying that in order for an application to use my work, the owner must (effectively) provide the source of their own application, so that user may modify it. This would be unacceptable in most proprietry applications.
The LGPL can't mean to say that? If so, I see few reasons for anyone to use LGPL over GPL.
Can anyone help to clear this up for me?