[jsword-devel] Presentation and license question

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 22 05:20:43 MST 2005

I don't think it is a problem. The code that we write as part of JSword 
is GPL. That code is licensed as such.
I have scanned the url you sent and it makes my head hurt ;-()

Sergio Queiroz wrote:

>Hello everybody!
>I have just entered this list, I'm starting to know the SWORD project
>and its siblings, like gnomesword and jsword. Congratulations for the
>fantastic work! 
>I hope I can contribute somehow to this project in the near future. I'm
>a PhD student at the Paris VI University in France. Java is one of my
>favorite languages, so I have a special interest in a project like
>I've been browsing jsword site and have noticed that while jsword is
>released under the GPL, it apparently uses jakarta Lucene, which is
>released under the Apache License v2.0. My question is, being the Apache
>License v2.0 and the GPL mutually incompatible (that is, we cannot
>combine modules under these two licenses into a larger program), isn't
>this a major problem for jsword? Could it really be released under the
>For more information about the incompatibility between Apache License
>v2.0 and the GPL, see http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-
>In Christ,
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