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From Jon Schewe <>
Subject Re: licensing (was: Ant gui tool)
Date Sat, 21 Oct 2000 05:00:04 GMT
Peter Donald <> writes:

> >Here's a positive such email I got:
> >-- start copy --
> >Jon Schewe wrote:
> >
> >> I'm working on writing a java preprocessor and would like to use two
> >> libraries that are licensed under LGPL in the program.  I also would like
> >> to release my software under the APL(Apache Public License).  Part of the
> >> reason for this is that I want to be able to create extra modules that for
> >> an application that licensed under APL that use my application.  Is this
> >> legal under the terms of LGPL?  Or do I need to use other libraries?  I
> >> have read the LGPL and it appears that I can do this,
> >
> >If your software is a "work that uses the LGPL'ed libraries", than the LGPL
> >permits linking your APL'ed code with it, as long as you obey the terms of
> >the LGPL (e.g., by including the source of all LGPL'ed libraries in your
> >distribution).
> >
> >
> >BTW, I hope that you will choose to release your software under a dual
> >license, such as (LGPL|APL).
> >
> >I ask this because the APL is incompatible with the GPL, and if someone
> >wants to use your software in a GPL'ed program, they would not be permitted
> >to do so if you released it solely under the APL.
> >
> >--- end copy ---
> right - that discusses LGPL not GPL. It also did not mention points such as
> what else you are linking to. 
> It also did not indicate the date of this ? Because it *seems* that this is
> recent ? A while back GNU stated that because of javas linking model LGPL
> == GPL but from the above statement it seems that this has changed ? I went
> searching for original docs stating this a while ago and noticed they had
> disappeared - so maybe their opinion on this has changed.

This message was recieved this morning.  I'm just linking to the java library
gnu-getopt, I used to link to gnu-regexp then decided it was overhead that I
didn't need.  

Jon Schewe |
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels 
nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any 
powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all 
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that 
is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39

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