[jdom-interest] About Jdom licence

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Mar 2 13:52:46 PST 2007

Paul Libbrecht wrote:

> Now, you say it's incompatible with GPL, well... those are legal matters 
> that have made everyone tired and seems to be a claim, solely, of FSF, 
> which has never prevented many GPL distributions to ship, for example, 
> with the Apache server, even when it was under the Apache license 1.0.

The GPL has never claimed to apply to products merely bundled on the 
same CD or ZIP file. Were you to link Apache code to the GPL code, it 
would be a very different story.

Hopefully this will all be straightened out with GPL 3. In the meantime, 
XOM is published under the LGPL so it's completely compatible with the 
GPL and available for use in your GPL products.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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