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From: Robert Hartley <>
Subject: SN backend GPL or LGPL?  (was: SourceNav release...)
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 09:06:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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If we did have the back end torn off of SN, would that make everything
that used also GPL?

Can we take SN type GPL code, turn it into a library, and then use it in
an LGPL way?

What if we had some sort of Corba type middle ware that provided a
decent distributed API, without actually linking the code in.  Would any
application that connected to it still be bound by the GPL?

I am trying to find out here if there is any room for commercial
developers to contribute to SN.  It would be a shame to let it all go to



> From: Mo DeJong <supermo at bayarea dot net>
> To: "Eray Ozkural (exa)" <erayo at cs dot bilkent dot edu dot tr>
> Cc: sourcenav at sources dot redhat dot com
> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:45:27 -0800
> Subject: Re: SourceNav release ...

> I think the right solution is to turn the SN backend into a
> library. Even if you don't reuse the code, the ideas that are
> there have years of effort behind them and they do work. It should
> make use of Berkeley DB to store symbols but through an API so
> that people can swap out other database layers if they want to. It
> should also provide a nice two phase parse and dump into symbol DB
> sequence that is easily inspected. Just figuring out what and
> where the problem with a parser is can be the most difficult part
> of fixing a problem. Also, it is absolutely critical that a well
> defined regression test framework is developed as part of the
> library.

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             reply	other threads:[~2002-02-13 16:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-02-13  9:06 Robert Hartley [this message]
2002-02-13 12:19 ` Syd Polk
2002-02-13 10:38 Davies, Mike
2002-02-13 10:50 ` Robert Hartley
2002-02-13 11:25   ` Ian Roxborough
2002-02-13 11:55 Doug Fraser
2002-02-13 12:49 ` Robert Hartley
2002-02-15  9:43 Doug Fraser

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