[jdom-interest] * Using JDOM In Applet Help Needed

James Strachan james_strachan at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 17 03:44:36 PDT 2001

From: "Jason Hunter" <jhunter at collab.net>
> I would furthermore encourage any articles or web pages that compare
> Electric XML with alternatives (such as Dennis' web page and James' web
> page) to make prominent note that the license for Electric XML is not
> open source and does not ensure any future use rights to the software
> and that The Mind Electric has a track record of altering the license
> with new restrictions.

Agreed. On my comparison page (http://dom4j.org/compare.html) I make it
clear that EXML is not Open Source.

This anti-Xerces & anti-JDOM clause does seem a bit silly. (I guess it
applies to dom4j too). This is a shame as much of Graham's work in the past
at ObjectSpace with STL, JGL and Voyager was very impressive.

The licence talks about when you can't "bundle" and "integrate" EXML. I'm
confused, could we distribute the source code or binary for an adapter that
converted, say an EXML tree into a JDOM or dom4j tree, or vice versa,
providing that we don't also bundle the EXML distribution? You could argue
that DOM, dom4j, EXML, JDOM together with Adelaird, Castor, JOX, Quick, JATO
and the rest are all "alternatives".


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