24 Nov 2004 rcastro   » (Journeyer)

LGPL is NOT Viral for Java

Although I am "slightly" outdated regarding this news (actually more than a year), only today I heard about the problem that happened with LGPL and Java code. It was said that LGPL would be viral to Java code, therefore, only by importing the library and using it as separate jar would fall into a particular clause in the license that would require the remaining code to be released under LGPL as well.

However, that was only a big confusion about a phrase from David Turner, the lawyer responsible for licenses at Free Software Foundation. Even though LGPL was written with C/C++ way of linking in mind, Java code falls into a clase (6-b) which covers this case and does not impact the remaining code. Check the links below about the subject.

Re: LGPL and Java
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/07/msg00234.html

[jvr-general] LGPL and Java: Not viral
http://threebit.net/pipermail/jvr-general/2004-July/000205.html

Ext3 Undeletion

No, there is no miracle here. Simply there is no undeletion in ext3 filesystem, and today I deleted some projects of mine, with no chance to get them back. Check more in the

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/mc-devel/2003-March/msg00069.html http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/Filesystems/ext3-no-undeletion.html

I should have already learned to do a backup of my important files.

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