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From Keith Visco <kvi...@exoffice.com>
Subject Re: LGPL + APL = not good!
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 20:31:56 GMT

Absolutely...the main distribution should compile without requiring any
external libraries.

--Keith

Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> 
> Donald Ball wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Keith Visco wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> > That's all I've ever advocated. That's the point of linking against LGPL
> > libraries. I'm strongly -1 for refusing to allow components that link
> > against LGPL libraries.
> 
> It all depends on how the link is accomplished.
> 
> import com.abc.def.*;
> 
> is BAD, at should not be allowed for in the main distribution.
> 
> Class.forName( "com.abc.def.Ghi" );
> 
> should be OK with anyone. If you want it, obtain it. If you don't, you can
> ignore the matter all together. Simple and in line with all recommendations,
> desires and objections.
> 
> Niclas

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