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From Paul Libbrecht <p...@activemath.org>
Subject Re: Usage of LGPL libraries ?
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:15:36 GMT
Thanks to all for your comments about accepting LGPL at Apache. The 
single straight statement made us ask the author of JLine to relicense 
or consider ASF donation. He relicensed BSD and so he did...
   http://jline.sourceforge.net

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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