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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject RE: primary distribution location
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 13:36:43 GMT


On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> > > It will typically have import statements - something like:
> > > import lgpl.sshlibrary.Thingy;
>
> Thank you very much for this explanation.  It should help explain to authors
> why we are asking them to provide their LGPL code under a different open
> source license.  Many believe that LGPL works differently than you've
> explained.

They're wrong :) Or at least, not right yet.

> Not to put too fine a point on this, but just to understand.  A number of
> Java packages, such as JNDI and JavaMail, completely decouple the client
> code from the service provider.  There is no source connection whatsoever
>
> In that specific situation, what is permissible?

We could link to their site and recommend downloading their jar? :)

Hen


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