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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: XSLT code using LGPL is OK? (fwd)
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 00:18:49 GMT


On Sun, 6 Nov 2005, Cliff Schmidt wrote:

> Sorry I haven't been on the lists much in the last two days...(actually I see 
> the first request was 5 days ago -- missed that one some how).

Welcome back. I'm sure you've lots of problems lined up to deal with :)

> If you can only distribute the compiled XSLTs, we can do this under the SISSL 
> (one of the many slight derivatives from the MPL).

Heh, you can compile XSLTs? For some reason I thought that was just 
Enhydra's xsltc extension.

Nice way around the problem.

> On Nov 6, 2005, at 7:23 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>> 
>> LGPL is unusable for Java due to legal confusion in the licence. This maps 
>> to other languages, but they're undefined. No import, no SVN, no 
>> distribute.
>
> I actually disagree with this point (after talks with FSF over last six 
> months) -- I think the issue is the same for LGPL as with the other licenses 
> that have terms that go beyond the Apache License.

Agreed. I'm repeating the old mantra as I was unsure if we're official on 
the new mantra yet.

Hen

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