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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: JavaCC generated parser for Harmony...
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:38:59 GMT
On 6/26/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Craig L Russell wrote:
> > But I also heard someone say that the grammar was modified.
>
> Apologies if I oversimplified -- yes the contributor was working from a
> file originally authored by somebody else, and licensed under LGPLv2.1.
>
> > The act of modifying it takes it out of the LGPL world, as the
> > modified grammar is itself a derived work, and I don't see how the
> > LGPL license applies to the derived work.
>
> I don't follow what you mean by 'takes it out of the LGPL world'.  The
> contributor is not attempting to relicense the original or modified
> input files, they remain under LGPLv2.1.

So you want to include the generated parser in Harmony without the
actual grammar?  How are you planning on modifying it later?  All in
all, even if the license doesn't carry over to the generated code
(which I think it does) I'm still not clear why this would be a good
idea.

-garrett

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