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Re: Libwww license

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 17:50:25 -0400
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To: yajun_liu@peoplesoft.com, www-lib@w3.org
At 20:49 7/28/99 GMT, yajun_liu@peoplesoft.com wrote:
>I'm using libwww in a commercial product. I noticed that libwww also
>includes Regular Expression from GNU. Does that means that my products have
>to be open source?

Hi Yarun,

If you use the GNU regex then the GNU restrictions apply - this is not the
case for W3C software alone which is why GNU regex can be linked in but is
not required in libwww. See also our license FAQ at


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 28 July 1999 17:50:31 UTC

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