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From "Ryan Ackley" <sack...@cfl.rr.com>
Subject Re: [Followup] RE: Possibly Include HTMLParser Jar in contrib code?
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 13:42:41 GMT
I am jumping into this conversation a little blind to all the facts but why
wouldn't you just use the standard HTMLParser in the jdk?

Ryan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org>
To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Cc: <info@fsf.org>; <licensing@fsf.org>; "Jakarta Project Management
Committee List" <pmc@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Followup] RE: Possibly Include HTMLParser Jar in contrib code?


> You cannot.  Though the FSF has stated that the Apache interpretation was
> correct and that importing classes from LGPL jar files in Java does indeed
> cause the "viral clause" to apply to Java.
>
> Please stop saying "lift the code" or other things that imply violating
the
> copyright.
>
> Under no circumstances can any LGPL code be used as it would require us to
> LGPL our code per section 6 of the LGPL license and the statement I
received
> from the Free Software Foundation's Dave Turner (the man behind
> licensing@fsf.org):
>
> "
> Me:
> > Brett Smith referred me to you regarding a question regarding the Lesser
Gnu
> > Public License (LGPL) in regards to Java.  It is the interpretation of
most
> > of the open/free software communities that the use of a "jar" file by a
> > piece of software linked via a Java "import" statement does not bind the
> > linking work under the terms of the LGPL.  The Apache Software
Foundation,
> > presently takes a more conservative view and thus projects of the ASF
are
> > not allowed to link/distribute LGPL programs into Java projects of the
> > foundation.
>
> DT:
> This sort of linking falls under section 6 of the LGPL.
> "
>
> In short, Sam was right, I was wrong.
>
> -Andy
>
> On 7/16/03 4:55 AM, "EPugh@upstate.com" <EPugh@upstate.com> wrote:
>
> > Sorry I haven't been on the list more, been traveling the last week.  At
any
> > rate, Andy, did you ever get a resolution to including the HTMLParser
Jar?
> >
> > Should I just submit a code change the mimics the code that I need from
> > HTMLParser, I mean, it is just a long list of values being populated
into a
> > Map!   That is all I really want, versus sophisticated translation of
> > character set logic or something...
> >
> > Thanks for your efforts...
> > eric
> >
>
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