[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Sep 28 09:32:53 PDT 2006

Tatu Saloranta wrote:

> Now, GPL and LGPL are (at least according to FSF
> interpretation) mostly incompatible with most other
> free or open source licenses: claim is (from both FSF
> and Apache, though) that LGPL and ASL would be
> incompatible. For a non-lawyer this seems silly
> (discussion on java class loading forming static
> linking and all)... 

That's an urban legend (well a programmer legend anyway). It has been 
thoroughly debunked, but some people persist in believing it. Java class 
loading details simply don't matter.  The LGPL and GPL work just fine 
for Java code.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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