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Re: [xml-dev] licensing ... [Re: binary XML API and scientific use cases [Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] nux-1.0beta2 release

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:41:18 -0500
Message-ID: <41A2872E.3060804@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Aleksander Slominski <aslom@cs.indiana.edu>
CC: "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>, Wolfgang Hoschek <whoschek@lbl.gov>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, public-xml-binary@w3.org

Aleksander Slominski wrote:

> anyway i never could really follow why LGPL for C style-linking is OK 
> but LGPL for JARs is not so if you have a definitive FSF resource on 
> that i would like to know it.

You couldn't follow it because the position didn't make any sense. LGPL 
is just fine for Java.  Incompatibility between LGPL and Java is an 
urban legend. Depending on whose talking, it's based on a 
misunderstanding of Java, a misunderstanding of the LGPL, or both.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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