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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Problems with licenses (GPL, LGPL) and task writing
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:10:56 GMT
Jirtme Lacoste <> wrote:

> If I have a tool written under the GPL or LGPL, and I want to write
> a task for it, shouldn't the license of the task be still GPL or

Hmm, people have very different opinions on that.  Things are quite
clear if the original code is GPLed - as long as you directly use the
tools classes/methods (without reflection), your code has to be GPLed
as well.

> In that case, can the task be part of the Ant optional tasks tree,
> or is there a license conflict?

If it is (L)GPLed, it cannot live in any Apache CVS module.


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