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From Satheesh Bandaram <sathe...@Sourcery.Org>
Subject Re: OS database
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2005 05:30:12 GMT
Great explanation... Are you sure you are not a lawyer? ;-)

Satheesh

Kevin Foster wrote:

> Vikas wrote:
>
> > It has been made available under LGPL
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/daffodildb/>http://sourceforge.net/projects/daffodildb/
>
>
>
> There seem to be differing opinions on whether LGPL can safely be
> distributed with other license types. Here's what Apache says about
> including LGPL code in Apache projects for example:
>
>         http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta/Using_20LGPL_27d_20code
>
> (I've been reading the Lawrence Rosen book Open Source Licensing
> mentioned on this page. I'd recommend it as required reading for
> anyone mixing and matching software licenses.)
>
> I personally know of at least two large companies whose lawyers won't
> let their developers bundle LGPL code into regular commercial product
> distributions due to open questions in this regard. Apache License,
> EPL, CPL, BSD, and similar are all fine, but GPL and even LGPL are
> potentially incompatible with commercial software offerings.
>
> But I'm not a lawyer, so check with yours before deciding anything.
>
> -Kevin
>
>
>


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