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From Paul Libbrecht <p...@activemath.org>
Subject Re: Usage of LGPL libraries ?
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:41:26 GMT
Real thanks for these answers, it definitely clarifies the situation.
Hoping that this list is informed of changes in this as a result of the 
negotiations between ASF and FSF.

paul


Le 14 janv. 05, à 19:41, Jim Barnett a écrit :

> FWIW, the Apache policy parallels BEA's corporate policy.  I believe
> Oracle, as well, does not import LGPL'd code into commercial
> projects/products.  Other commercial software vendors probably have
> similar developer usage bans.  Are there any discussions underway with
> the FSF to encourage updating the LGPL to refine the slippery "linking"
> language to enable use of LGPL'd code in ASF projects?
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Erenkrantz [mailto:justin@erenkrantz.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 10:11 AM
> To: Paul Libbrecht; legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Usage of LGPL libraries ?
>
> --On Friday, January 14, 2005 5:29 PM +0100 Paul Libbrecht
> <paul@activemath.org> wrote:
>
>> What is the ASF policy with respect to using LGPL libraries ?
>> We have a case in Jakarata-commons:Jelly where a contribution was made
>> that uses an LGPL library (jline) and there seems to be no
>> otherwise-licensed equivalent libraries.
>>
>> Is there any fixed policy about this ?
>
> The current official policy is that you can't introduce dependencies on
> LGPL libraries.  See:
>
> <http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta/Using_20LGPL_27d_20code>
>
> HTH.  -- justin


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