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Is GPL compatible with LGLP?

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Hi. I just want to ask you about legal issues about GPL and LGPL licences. Can I integrate a GPL software to my LGPL project? And my LGPL project can be used on commercial games with that GPL thing included? Well, I already know that if you develop a product based on other GPL software, your software must be Open Source GPL too. But LGPL covers only the library and you can link it to propietary commercial products. That's confusing for me.

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Can I integrate a GPL software to my LGPL project?
No. If both GPL and LGPL code is included, you must release the entire project under the GPL.
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And my LGPL project can be used on commercial games with that GPL thing included?
Only if those projects are released under the GPL.
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But LGPL covers only the library and you can link it to propietary commercial products. That's confusing for me.
It's sort of a strange license. But the key thing to remember is that while the LGPL is "GPL-compatible" (less restrictions on distribution than the GPL), GPL is not "LGPL-compatible".

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