[jdom-interest] Re: Announce: JDOMPlus a flexible XML framework for Java

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Fri Dec 15 18:21:38 PST 2000

Andy Heninger wrote:
> I'm sorry, but this sounds a bit like the pot calling the kettle
> black.  I really think that if the name of this new JDOM-like thing
> is going to contain the string "DOM" at all, that it should include
> "JDOM", as it is clearly derived from and based on JDOM and has
> nothing at all in common with the standard DOM.  

Any derivative with JDOM in the name violates the software license. 
It's a simple issue, and James has already changed the name.

> As a quick intro, since I haven't posted here before, I work on
> xerces-c at IBM, 

Glad to have you lurking (and now posting).  But let me point out your
own license doesn't allow a Xerces fork to contain the name Xerces.


I'm sure if someone forked Xerces you'd enforce that license clause.  


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