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From "Trustin Lee" <trus...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RXTX library and ASL
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 15:19:17 GMT
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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