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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Problems with licenses (GPL, LGPL) and task writing
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:10:56 GMT
Jirtme Lacoste <jerome.lacoste@smartcardsystem.com> 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
> LGPL?

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.

Stefan

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