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From Keith Visco <>
Subject Re: LGPL + APL = not good!
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2000 22:00:09 GMT

If you really want to use a library. Write a wrapper for the library.
Provide the wrapper, but not the library. Just instruct people where to
get the library. It's that simple. We just don't want the LGPL'd code in
the CVS.


Paul Russell wrote:
> > See? no need for legal troubles.
> In the nicest possible way, I don't see this. How many other
> libraries are we going to miss out on long term becase of this?
> A *lot* of code is, (and will continue to be) released under
> the LGPL.
> Also, I'm not entirely sure that we can entirely ignore regexps
> for sitemap use - people *are* going to want to use them;
> personally, I speak fluent regexp and it's surprising how useful
> it can be. If we don't write the code as part of cocoon, someone
> else will go ahead and write it anyway (although that may
> actually be the best way of doing it if the LGPL really is
> that much of an issue.)
> Paul

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