Possible License Issue With JavaCC

Robert Burrell Donkin robertburrelldonkin at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Sep 29 10:51:15 UTC 2007


i've been doing some license audit work for a release of one of the
projects over at Apache. IMHO the JavaCC license is not compatible with
the Debian Social Contract (see
for reasoning). i'm going to raise the issue of the JavaCC license with
the legal group at Apache
(http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/) but since
JavaCC is packaged in main by Debian, i thought it worthwhile to
highlight that you may have a possible issue.

(apologies if i've ruffled any feathers with this mail - i don't really
grok the netiquette here at debian)

- robert

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