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From Sam Ruby <ru...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Jakarta POI audit.
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2003 15:29:42 GMT
Martin van den Bemt wrote:
>>In summary, there are no controversial licensing issues for the Jakarta 
>>POI project itself.  The only area of question is whether Centipede's 
>>use of LGPL libraries and POI's use of Centipede as a build tool 
>>constitutes a problem.  We are eager to resolve this in the event the 
>>board sees this as a problem.  It is our preference to continue using 
>>checkstyle unless there is an actual legal issue.
> 
> (Not looking at centepede here) : POI can even use GPL for building.
> There is an exception when a buildtool adjusted the content of the thing
> it processes (don't get me on legal stuff here though :). It is written
> down in the gpl fag on fsf.org.
> httpd else would have to be gpl too, since it may use gpl'ed buildtools
> to get it build, which is clearly not the case. 

Agreed.

- Sam Ruby


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