Many times I have been asked:
I would like to use your library HawkNL (or HawkVoiceDI) in a commercial application. Does the LGPL allow me to do this? Or can I license your library for a commercial application?
First, please read he full terms of the LGPL Version 2. Basically, if you use the library as a Windows DLL or *nix loadable module or shared object, then you only need to provide source for the library and any modifications you added. The end user MUST be able to modify the library source and recompile the library if they choose. A good example of this was Sony’s use of HawkVoiceDI in the game Planetside. Sony used HawkVoiceDI as a DLL and provided a link to the source code in the online manual.
And yes, these libraries, and some of my other code, is available under a commercial license. Hawk Software is a part-time job for me, so licensing helps keep this website up!