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Re: SAX C/C++ Implementations?

  • From: <mlepage@a...>
  • To: xml-dev@i...
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 18:53:51 -0400

sax c
On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 04:29:59PM -0400, David Megginson wrote:
> <mlepage@a...> writes:
> 
> > Oh, I forgot to ask: how do you cope with the fact that Expat is
> > licensed as MPL/GPL?
> 
> That's a problem only if you make modifications to Expat itself and
> you want to redistribute the modified Expat but keep your
> modifications closed-source -- an extremely rare situation, I'd guess.
> 
> Simply using an open-source library doesn't force your app to be
> open-source as well; at worst, you might need to stick the Expat
> source code in a zip file somewhere on your CD.

My understanding is, if you use GPL source without GPLing your code, you are in violation of the license. You can, however, use a GPL'd program, provided you don't link to it, and you provide the source. It is the LGPL that allows you to link to the library. I am not aware of any way to use GPL'd source without GPLing your own source, save not releasing at all.

If this is true, then my understanding is wrong.

-- 
Marc Lepage  (aka SEGV)
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