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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: licensing review
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 19:20:05 GMT

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Serge Knystautas wrote:

> Certainly we need an official reading on this, but Classpath is
> specifically licensed as GPL, the least compatible open-source license
> out there (not even a murkier LGPL).  The Classpath author adds an
> addendum to allow bundling of this library into an executable, but that
> still won't allow us to distribute jars in CVS or downloadable with
> source builds (never mind Java doesn't have executables).  ibiblio would
> still be in violation of the license, as would CVSWeb, CVS, and anything
> that allowed these Jars to be downloaded independently.

If it's based on GPL, ie) LGPL or GPL with a clause, then until there's
any form of legal ruling on it, surely it's as good as GPL.


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