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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Promote Email to Commons Proper
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 22:59:01 GMT
BTW lawrence rosen's 'open source licensing' is a good book (if you're 
interested in this kind of thing)

also (aimed mainly at committers this comment, i suppose) the ASF have 
a list or two dedicated to licensing issues

- robert

On 15 Nov 2004, at 22:51, Mark Lowe wrote:

> I had a read of the LGPL, a lawyer but linking is mentioned.
>
> "When a program is linked with a library, whether statically or using
> a shared library, the combination of the two is legally speaking a
> combined work, a derivative of the original library. The ordinary
> General Public License therefore permits such linking only if the
> entire combination fits its criteria of freedom. The Lesser General
> Public License permits more lax criteria for linking other code with
> the library.."
>
> Now just find out what they mean by "criteria of freedom".
>
>
>
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:35:24 +0100, Dennis Lundberg
> <dennis.lundberg@mdh.se> wrote:
>> Joe Germuska wrote:
>>
>>
>>>> i hate to do this to what is a good proposal but...
>>>>
>>>> isn't dumbster LGPL'd...?
>>>
>>>
>>> No.  It's GPL.  Which only makes it worse, right?
>>>
>>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/dumbster
>>>
>>> Dang viral licenses.  And all the work that has been put into
>>> implementing Dumbster test cases!
>>>
>>> MockObjects is Apache-licensed, but the whole "alt.javax.mail" 
>>> interface
>>> hierarchy has always kind of chafed me.  Is it worth looking at it?
>>> Only javax.mail.Session is exposed in the current API at all, and 
>>> that's
>>> only in a protected method.  Maybe it wouldn't be as bad as it seems.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>> Actually it seems that it is LGPL starting with version 1.1. At least
>> that's what the docs accompanying version 1.4 says.
>>
>> http://quintanasoft.com/dumbster/
>>
>> --
>> Dennis Lundberg
>>
>>
>>
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