[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GPL licenced Java application using non GPL jars (libraries)

From: Benjamin
Subject: Re: GPL licenced Java application using non GPL jars (libraries)
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:53:42 +0100
User-agent: Mail/News 1.5 (Windows/20051206)

That seems to make sense.

Would this mean I must also provide GPL licenced alternatives for those people who wish to adhere to just GPL side of the licencing or can I leave this up to them to implement (and of course remove the references imports-includes in the code)?



David Kastrup wrote:
Benjamin <> writes:

Alex raises an interesting point, is our licence with clause still
compatible with other programs/libraries that use an unmodified GPL
licence (modification in this sense being any "overridden" conflicts
as per John Hasler's definition)?

No.  You can't make an unmodified GPL license compatible to other
licenses by including some fake module with modified GPL license.

While your module is not fake, the situation with regard to the
licenses is the same.  As long as your "GPLed with exception" software
is _only_ combined with GPLed software, this would be ok.  As soon as
somebody makes use of the exception, however, the combination with
GPLed software is no longer distributable as whole.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]