Re: [xml] License confusion

On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Daniel Veillard wrote:

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 12:18:28PM +0000, uttam rao wrote:
Hello sir,
I want to use libxml in one of our commercial product.
I saw on the website that it released under 'MIT' license which allows me to 
use it inside my commercial product without publishing my source codes. But 
in the downloaded package of libxml in file 'copying' there is a description 
of 'GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE' so which one is the right one.
In short does it force me to publish my software freely if I use libxml?

  Recent libxml2 release are under the MIT licence. Older ones
were under the LGPL (or W3C IPR). 
  Use a recent one.

Automake has a "feature" in which it copies in a file that contains GNU
GPL into a file called COPYING if you don't already have such (and then
makes sure it gets copied into the tarball when you do make dist). So the
easiest way to avoid confusion is to have a file called COPYING that
contains the actual licence...


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