Question about LGPL license for RPM package.

Keith Roberts keith at
Fri Aug 19 13:33:57 UTC 2011

On Fri, 19 Aug 2011, Ben Cotton wrote:

> To: General discussion about the RPM package manager <rpm-list at>
> From: Ben Cotton <bcotton at>
> Subject: Re: Question about LGPL license for RPM package.
> I am neither a lawyer nor a RPM developer, so keep that in mind as you
> read my answer.
> My understanding is that you want to distribute an RPM package of
> proprietary software, that is legally acceptable. For example, Skype
> distributes RPMs of their software and it is most assuredly
> proprietary.
> The issue of RPM's license only comes into play if you are
> distributing RPM itself or any changes to RPM.
> I hope this helps!

Sounds abour right to me as well!

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts


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