SAX C/C++ Implementations?

David Megginson david at
Wed Sep 29 01:15:49 BST 1999

<mlepage at> writes:

> My understanding is, if you use GPL source without GPLing your code,
> you are in violation of the license. You can, however, use a GPL'd
> program, provided you don't link to it, and you provide the
> source. It is the LGPL that allows you to link to the library. I am
> not aware of any way to use GPL'd source without GPLing your own
> source, save not releasing at all.

True, but the preferred license for Expat is MPL, which doesn't impose 
this restriction; to quote:

3.7. Larger Works. 
    You may create a Larger Work by combining Covered Code with other
    code not governed by the terms of this License and distribute the
    Larger Work as a single product. In such a case, You must make
    sure the requirements of this License are fulfilled for the
    Covered Code.

It probably would have made sense to allow LGPL rather than GPL as the 
alternative license, but there may have been issues that we don't know 

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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