On 08/21/2014 10:17 PM, Thorsten Alteholz wrote:
> Dear Maintainer,
> 
> some files contain the following remark:
>   // Permission to copy and redistribute this code is hereby granted, 
> provided -
>   // that this warning and copyright notices are not removed or altered.      
>  -
> 
> This does not allow modification. Can you please explain why this code can be 
> licensed under LGPL?

Good catch. I assume this was an oversight from the upstream developers.
The FastAC header was added after the code was included in LASzip maybe
because they were unaware of these limitations before.

https://github.com/LASzip/LASzip/commit/479718f4290aef0a20eece545657e5ae38feba1c

I can theorize that the the LASzip developers thought that because the
LGPL intents to "exercise the right to control the distribution of
derivative or collective works based on the Library", and not to "claim
rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you", that
including the FastAC code complies with the license.

> Thanks!
>  Thorsten

Kind Regards,

Bas

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