[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Sep 28 09:34:15 PDT 2006

Tatu Saloranta wrote:

> For what it's worth, Piccolo seems to be LGPL. JDK
> already comes with Xerces (1.5, Crimson for 1.4) so
> assuming one is allowed to run GPL code on non-pure
> platform it can also be used. And of course, there's
> at least one Stax parser that is also licensed under
> LGPL (usable via StaxBuilder I wrote earlier).
> So there are a few choices regarding actual XML
> parser.

XOM would be the most obvious LGPL replacement for JDOM. Porting to 
straight SAX or StAX or even DOM would be a much harder road to travel, 
though I'm not convinced it's actually necessary in this case.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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