GPL with the Classpath exception - clarification needed

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at
Wed Mar 25 13:48:40 UTC 2009

> Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > But there are also "open-source" programs (provided with a 
> > OSI-approved licence) that are non-"free", i.e. incompatible with the 
> > GPL (they may contain for example ...

Not to be too pendantic can be "free" and GPL-incompatible.

For example Apache 1.1, original BSD, CDDL, JOSL...

I would also ask you consider MPL over LGPL if you don't want to use
GNU Classpath (there are some edge cases where LGPL can be annoying).  

Actually, I would ask that you consider MPL vs. GCL anyway since they
are all weak copylefts to varying degrees.

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