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Re: [ANN] Sarissa XML-JavaScript library version 0.9b3released


sarissa javascript


Klotz, Leigh wrote:

> As I understand it, the LGPL would allow a web page author or system author
> to use sarissa provided
> the web page or system allowed the user to substitute a different version of
> sarissa.  This might
> be a little easier on the system side, a little harder on the "ASP" side.


I'm not sure I follow you here.

> It's a lot less clear to me what the GPL means in this context, though.  If
> I write a back-end server
> system and use sarissa in a web page delivered to the browser, at what point
> do I draw the line
> for GPL applying to the server system?


To tell you the truth, I don't really know as I'm not a lawyer. I don't 
expect the server side stuff to be effected but I may be wrong. Read the 
license. Some points that may interest you are:

[[[
In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
the scope of this License.
]]]

and

[[[
   10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the 
author to ask for permission.
]]]

If any open source project team sees licensing problems with Sarissa, I 
will hapilly provide permission to them to do what they wish with the 
code. It's just a script after all, nothing ultra cool or something.

Hope this helps.

Manos




> 
> Thanks,
> Leigh.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:mbatsis@n...] 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:20 AM
> To: XML Dev
> Subject:  [ANN] Sarissa XML-JavaScript library version 0.9b3
> released
> 
> 
> 
> Sarissa is a JavaScript library that provides a cross-browser interface 
> to DOM extentions, XSLT, XMLHTTP and XPath functionality for IE and 
> Mozilla (or Moz-based) browsers.
> 
> Free under the GPL. This version fixes some stuff that where broken for 
>    Mozilla 1.4.
> 
> Online docs:
> http://sarissa.sourceforge.net/
> 
> SF project page (dist, forum etc):
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/sarissa/
> 
> 

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