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1.4.1 Gnulib licensing

Gnulib contains code both under GPL and LGPL. Because several packages that use Gnulib are GPL, the files state they are licensed under GPL. However, to support LGPL projects as well, you may use some of the files under LGPL. The “License:” information in the files under modules/ clarifies the real license that applies to the module source.

Keep in mind that if you submit patches to files in Gnulib, you should license them under a compatible license, which means that sometimes the contribution will have to be LGPL, if the original file is available under LGPL via a “License: LGPL” information in the projects’ modules/ file.