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Re: Licensing issues with a research project


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Licensing issues with a research project
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:54:34 +0200
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John Hasler <address@hidden> writes:

Hi John,

>> Our lib is GPL and it has a code generator which spits out java code.
>> The generated code is also GPLed currently, and the EPL code
>> specializes the generated classes only.  Could we change our lib to
>> LGPL and spit out BSD-style licensed code, so that the library itself
>> is only used/linked and only the generated code is extended/modified?
>
> Does the generated code contain significant fractions of protected
> elements of the library itself?

Ah, yes, sadly.  It's a graph library, and the library contains
interfaces Graph, Vertex and Edge (and abstract base implementations
thereof).  All the generated interfaces and classes derive from one of
those base types. :-(

Bye,
Tassilo





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