[jcifs] Supposed problem with the LGPL. Sigh.

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Wed Jul 23 08:19:55 EST 2003

Users can import individual classes. The post they refer to is simply wrong.
Typical ./ nonsense. If there is ever an issue with the LGPL I will change
the license to BSD if I have to.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Christopher R. Hertel [SMTP:crh at ubiqx.mn.org]
> Sent:	Tuesday, July 22, 2003 3:38 PM
> To:	jcifs at samba.org
> Subject:	[jcifs] Supposed problem with the LGPL.  Sigh.
> I don't know if anyone saw this when it was fresh:
>   http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/17/2257224&mode=thread&tid=108&tid=117&tid=126&tid=156&tid=99
> I am not sure what it means to us, but I haven't read it in-depth.  Our
> choice of the LGPL was made specifically to ensure that jCIFS could be
> used (license-wise) with all existing Java JVMs and JDKs.  jCIFS was
> intended as a toolkit so the creation of closed-source, proprietary
> applications built on top of jCIFS was not considered a problem.
> I believe that it is still our intent to permit the use of jCIFS as a
> component for use with software under other licenses, as long as changes
> to the jCIFS code itself are made available under the terms of the LGPL.
> Any comments?  I'll try to spend some time following this up.
> Chris -)-----
> -- 
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