[JDEV] Resolution of Licence issues..

Thomas Charron tcharron at ductape.net
Thu Oct 7 13:44:39 CDT 1999

  Ok, I'm going to write up a more formal proposal later tonight, but here's 
the gist of what I'd liek to see so we are free of the licensing problems 
people haven brought up..  I'll bring up points which explain myself a bit.

  1) The pth library used by jlib IS NOT GPL, it is LGPL, meaning that it can 
be linked without the linked program being 'infected' by the GPL.

  2) I am going to contact the author of the expat libraries, to see if he will 
allow us to use the expat libraries under the LGPL as well, instead of strait 

  3) Once #2 is talken care of, I propose we change the license of jlib itself, 
to be LGPL INSTEAD of GPL.  I'm not sure what we can do about the 
transport/client code itself.  The perl modules are all released under the 
Artistic License, so there is no worry there..

    I think once we have #3, we are all set about the concerns that people have 
raised.  Jer?

Thomas Charron
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