> The GPL indicates that linking with libraries distributed under it results
> in an executable which is also under GPL. This means that any client
> program written as a client to the Linux XFS DMAPI library is sucked in
> under GPL, even though no GPL code was modified.
> Was this SGI's intent? If so, it seems to effectively destroy any chance
> of commercial software interfacing with Linux XFS, via DMAPI or any other
> supplied library.
> If not, is there any plan to distribute Linux XFS under the LGPL, which
> does allow non-GPL linking?
As James found out, the dmapi library is actually already LGPL. so there
is no constraint on using it.