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OnJava: To LGPL or Not to LGPL

Nov 08, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amir Shevat)

"Lately we have been getting feedback from users of our open source product, MantaRay, saying that our open-source license is not very business friendly. Our product is a serverless messaging middleware, in other words MantaRay is a JMS provider. Applications import our manta.jar and work with it as if they had a messaging server (broker) while actually they are working purely peer-2-peer. All the logic that was in the server is distributed and embedded in the edge applications.

"MantaRay is released under the General Public License (GPL). GPL is contagious, meaning that if you embed a GPL library in your code you must release your own code under the GPL license as well..."

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