[jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j
jhunter at acm.org
Mon Jun 17 23:05:11 PDT 2002
The first release of dom4j was based on JDOM code. If you don't believe
me, I can dig up references. That defines it as a fork.
Over time the codebases have of course diverged. Yet looking through
the dom4j I do still see remnants of the old JDOM code. I don't think
dom4j ever did a clean room restart.
Hmm, yet I don't see any reference to the JDOM license as is required.
Even if they rewrote basically all the code over time, I'm pretty sure
it's still a derived work legally speaking. That puts them in violation
of the JDOM license since they removed the required JDOM copyright
notice and the other license clauses.
Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
> Jason, I know your feelings about this but (AFAIK) the dom4j codebase
> does not contain any JDOM code so it's inaccurate to describe it as a
> fork of JDOM.
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