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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: WinCVS GPL and Merlin
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2002 15:22:26 GMT

Shekhar Jha wrote:

>If I understand correctly currently Merlin does not provide any source code
>release. I am a windows guy and was thinking about using WinCVS. But I noticed
>that it is distributed under GPL.
>Does that mean that if I make any changes to Merlin I need to release under
>GPL. Because I think I read some where that GNUCC and others were released
>under LGPL to solve the same issue.
>Is there any fault in my understanding. If not would it be a big deal to
>release merlin source code directly from OSM or via Jakarta.

For the moment the Merlin sources require that you check out a number of 
projects from Jakarta CVS.  In the future I would like to see a much 
easier build procedure that limits the checkout to the Merlin 
subproject.  Binary releases will also be made avaialble as soon as we 
have a release in place.

Here is a summary of what you need to do checkout and build Merlin:


Cheers, Steve.

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