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[xml-dev] Is this open-source? (Re: Mixed SAX-DOM parsing)
To: Devsphere <dxmldev@-----.--->
Date: 9/26/2001 6:31:00 PM
> Devsphere.com announces the availability of SAXDOMIX, > a FREE Open-Source Java framework for scalable XML parsing and > transforming based on standard APIs (SAX, DOM and JAXP). The license looks like Apache Software License, but it is different in a significant way. Specifically, the license includes the following term: > * The source code is provided for reference purposes and to allow you > * to modify it if necessary. You may not redistribute the source code > * without prior written permission of Devsphere. For written permission, > * please contact info@d... I'm not an open-source expert, but I don't think you can call it "open-source java framework" while prohibiting redistribution of the source code. For one, according to the definition of "The Open Source Definition" (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.html), an open source software "must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form." regards, ---------------------- K.Kawaguchi E-Mail: kohsukekawaguchi@y...