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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Building ASL code requiring LGPL 3rd party
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2011 05:17:40 GMT
On Mar 30, 2011, at 10:05 PM, Greg Stein wrote:

> But the ASF has also stated that Java files are not "interfaces" or
> "headers", and that incorporating Java LGPL'd classes creates a
> derivative work and is, therefore, Not Allowed.
> This is why the LGPL is so troublesome here at the ASF. Its
> definitions are pretty weak, which results in language-dependent
> interpretations.
> Again: avoidance is generally the best approach. Or a very strict
> approach of "only if the user *requests* this, then we'll incorporate
> it" rather than mandatory or auto-detect options.

Yep, +1 Greg, didn't see your reply before I just hit reply to Ralph, else would have referenced


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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