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[xml-dev] Is this open-source? (Re: Mixed SAX-DOM parsing)

From: Kohsuke KAWAGUCHI <kohsukekawaguchi@-----.--->
To: Devsphere <dxmldev@-----.--->
Date: 9/26/2001 6:31:00 PM
> 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"
(, an open source
software "must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled

E-Mail: kohsukekawaguchi@y...


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