Possible License Issue With JavaCC

Andreas Putzo andreas at putzo.net
Sat Sep 29 11:44:00 UTC 2007


On Sep 29, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> 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
> http://www.jroller.com/robertburrelldonkin/entry/javacc_version_4_0_is
> 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.

This has been changed in cvs to a pure BSD license.
The debian package has been built from the cvs version and does not
contain the nuclear facility clause so it shouldn't be an issue.


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