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From Ceki Gulcu <c...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: RXTX library and ASL
Date Sat, 21 Apr 2007 11:59:25 GMT
Hello,

This is new to me. Can anyone else confirm the statement "until you don't 
distribute the LGPL libraries, you can depend on it"  ?

Many thanks in advance,

Trustin Lee wrote:
> On 4/19/07, Julien Vermillard <jvermillard@archean.fr> wrote:
>> Le jeudi 19 avril 2007 à 23:24 +0900, Trustin Lee a écrit :
>> > Hi community,
>> >
>> > Recently, one of the Apache MINA committers merged serial port
>> > communication code as an optional submodule to the trunk, which was in
>> > the sandbox for a long time.  The code depends on a Java serial port
>> > communication library called 'RXTX' (http://www.rxtx.org/).
>> >
>> > Being a stupid, I thought it *was* licensed  under LGPL, but it is now
>> > licensed under ASL 2.0, but it was not.    It is still licensed under
>> > LGPL with an exception clause like Hibernate does.
>> >
>> > http://users.frii.com/jarvi/rxtx/license.html
>> >
>> > I guess it's still prohibited to depend on RXTX even if there's an
>> > exception clause, even if we use it as a binary form, right?
>> >
>> > If so, is there any way other than moving the submodule to other
>> > hosting site?  (I think there's no other way, but I'm just
>> > double-checking. ;)
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Trustin
>>
>> >From what I understand until you don't distribute the LGPL libraries,
>> you can depend on it :
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200508.mbox/%
>> 3c96D75844-B15A-45E3-BF8D-5CF4517A09E2@apache.org%3e
> 
> Oops, I missed that thread!  Thanks for clarification, Julien!
> 
> Trustin

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