3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2003 9:06 AM by Juha Lindfors

    LGPL Issues

    John Urberg Newbie

      There is some controversy over the LGPL. According to <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.jakarta.poi.devel/5900>, linking LGPL code into code using "import" makes the code LGPL also.

      Questions:
      1) Are the jars containg the J2EE interfaces licenced under LGPL also?
      2) If not, If I only use the J2EE jars and only use JBoss to run my code, am I exempt from making my code LGPL?
      3) Will the license for JBoss change to avoid this issue? If so, is there a time line for this?

      We are planning on building a 3-tier commercial app that will use JBoss as the application server so we are very interested in this issue.

      Thanks,
      John