I'm using a GitHub project dual-licensed under GPL and LGPL (some files are GPL and some are LGPL). That's why it has two files with its license terms and conditions "COPYING" and "COPYING.LESSER". To stick to the LGPL terms only, I removed all the GPL-licensed files. Now, considering the project can be built and used with just the LGPL files, is it permitted to delete the COPYING file and retain only COPYING.LESSER?

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    Why not just get the libraries directly from the people who distribute them, and avoid any uncertainty? Or are you saying this is all from one project which does not make that distinction in its distribution?
    – MadHatter
    Jan 17 at 11:35
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    If it is a public GitHub project, it might as well be helpful to link that here. Jan 17 at 12:08
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    Which GPL/LGPL versions? The LGPLv3 is implemented as an extension of the GPLv3, not as a stand-alone license. It is very confusing to me that you're talking about a dual-licensed project (which implies you already have a choice of licenses), but also about files that are only under GPL and not LGPL.
    – amon
    Jan 17 at 17:43


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