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From Santiago Gala <sg...@hisitech.com>
Subject Re: build systems vs. license issues [Re: Hashing it out ...]
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2003 17:07:07 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Friday, February 7, 2003 3:31 PM +0100 Torsten Curdt 
> <tcurdt@dff.st> wrote:
> 
>> Is it really like that? I mean: how does it work for the PHP guys
>> with all the modules and libraries then?
> 
> 
> PHP uses C, so the LGPL rules are clear.
> 
> It sorta sucks, but we *can* link against LGPL/GPL code in httpd.  I 
> believe we don't allow binaries to be distributed that link against such 
> libraries though.  The case I explicitly remember having a conversation 
> at dev@apr was over the use of Electric Fence which is GPL.  Someone 
> (Greg?) finally said it was okay.
> 
> I believe the FSF has an ulterior motive for keeping the Java situation 
> quite murky.  -- justin


s/java/C#/g applies equally, isn't it? (not in keeping it murky, but in 
the issues  of LGPL license)

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