Just curious to know, why are the programs shotwell and VLC media player released under LGPL? Maybe because that they are written just not for Linux, but for other proprietary operating systems too?
which opens new questions to me: Can I assume, that any software that is due to be released for windows should be LGPLed?
Maybe I am not able to understand the LGPL quite correctly - especially this line (from Wikipedia):
The main difference between the GPL and the LGPL is that the latter allows the work to be linked with (in the case of a library, "used by") a non-(L)GPLed program, regardless of whether it is free software or proprietary software.
My interpretation of the above is: A proprietary software can only use LGPL programs/ libraries and not GPL programs/libraries. But then, how can Microsoft include bash (GPL) in their release?