Query about Help Needed

Nic Ferrier nferrier@tapsellferrier.co.uk
Tue Apr 3 06:10:00 GMT 2001

>>> Bryce McKinlay <bryce@albatross.co.nz> 03-Apr-01 3:24:54 AM >>>

>Also, if the javax libs collection is to be as big and 
>comprehensive as possible, we'd want to avoid the 
>FSF-assignment requirement and be able to include 
>free but not necessarily GNU implementations of some 
>of the packages. I think its reasonable to assume that 
>authors of some of the existing free javax implementations 
>may not want to sign their copyright over to the FSF.

AFAIK there is no such requirement for code to become part of the GNU

For example, GNU-Paperclips is not (c) Tapsell-Ferrier Limited. Most
of Classpath is (c) the individual authors (I think).

The FSF do have a problem with non-(L)GPLed code but I think that's a
good thing personally.


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