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Re: Query on Subversion's use of Neon WebDAV library - mixing of Apache and LGPL libraries

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 03:14:00 -0500

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 2:29 AM, Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Hi,
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>
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> I'm working on a hobby application & I'd to use WebDAV.
>
>
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> I've read Lisa Dusseault's WebDAV book and this pointed me in the
> direction of Neon, which in turn pointed me in the direction of SVN which
> pointed me to Serf.
>
>
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> I'd like to be able to use a fully-featured WebDAV client side and
> possibly server side library.
>
>
>
> Neon was my initial choice, but since my app uses Apache/MIT licensed
> libraries, I was concerned that the LGPL license of Neon would rule that
> out, but then I noticed that SVN was using an Apache License but was using
> Neon, although use of Neon was then depreciated in favour of Serf.
>
>
>
> Some questions:
>
>
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> How was SVN able to use the Neon library without running into license
> issues?
>
> Well, SVN is distributed as a source distribution and doesn't include the
> Neon dependency. Therefore in case of SVN it's nothing which would violate
> the LPGL.
> When it comes to using Neon in your own app you just have to comply with
> the LPGL license (for instance you'll have to provide means for others to
> use ur app with a different/customized version of Neon - see the license
> for details).
> Under which license you distribute ur app is then a separate question. You
> just have to make sure you comply to all the licenses 3rd party software
> you are using in ur app is licensed with.
>
> The other part of ur question I guess is better answered by s/o else.
>

I responded to John's message over on dev_at_serf.apache.org, as he'd sent a
similar query to the serf devs.

Thanks,
-g
Received on 2015-09-15 10:14:13 CEST

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