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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: JMimeMagic (was [fileUpload] file content-type)
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:59:05 GMT
Definitely - you can always redistribute LGPL/GPL with or without your
changes, provided you adhere by the licence (which basically means
provide the source).

Always best to try and work with the original project of course -
provided the original author is still reading email and they didn't
host the project on a personal site (making it hard for you to do the

That's one advantage of tigris/savannah/apache/sourceforge. Others can
pick it up - shame Sourceforge is so damn slow :) Anyone tried out
their SVN yet?


On 4/18/06, Sven Schliesing <> wrote:
> But one could simply release the fixed version of jmimemagic "outside"
> of commons. So there would be no problem, would it?
> At least until the original author gives it's ok to "commonize" it.
> Sven
> > That's not possible. Since  JMimeMagic is LGPL, any modifications must
> > result in a library that is also LGPL. As part of the ASF, all Commons
> > components must have the Apache License.
> >
> > I do think something along the same lines as JMimeMagic would make a good
> > Commons component (unless we already have one lurking somewhere that I'm not
> > aware of). If someone happens to know either of the authors and would like
> > to open a dialogue with them about either changing the license or possibly
> > coming to the ASF, I think that would be worthwhile.
> >
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
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