[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Sep 30 00:51:21 PDT 2006

> See
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-java.html
> That's the lawyer you're talking about.

"It has always been the FSF's position that dynamically linking applications
to libraries creates a single work derived from both the library code and
the application code."

Would that apply to calling a library remotely via SOAP or REST or via an
exec() call as well? I still haven't a clue what they mean by linking. I
can't think of any piece of software that is useful for any non-trivial
purpose unless it is capable of being invoked by something else. Are there
some kinds of invocation that involve linking and others that don't?

Michael Kay

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