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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Tasks for GPL-ed tools (Was: Re: Problems with licenses (GPL, LGPL) and task writing)
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2001 06:51:55 GMT
Weiqi Gao <> wrote:

> These points seem to be clear:
> 1. GPL-ed code can't go into Ant CVS (or any other Apache projects).
> 2. If the task uses the GPL-ed tool through a command line
> interface, the the task would not be forced to be GPL-ed.
> 3. If the task calls into the GPL-ed tool through a programming
> interface, then the task would be forced to be GPL-ed.


> What about using reflection (assuming the GPL-ed tool is a Java
> tool)?

Should work (and probably be quite cumbersome) without forcing it to
be GPLed. is such a


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