SAX C/C++ Implementations?

mlepage at mlepage at
Wed Sep 29 23:49:49 BST 1999

On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 07:15:24PM -0400, David Megginson wrote:
> <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 
> about.

This explains everything. I didn't realize the MPL was so flexible (in this respect).


Marc Lepage  (aka SEGV)
RTS game programming info, Minion open source game, etc.

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