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From "Rafal Mantiuk" <Rafal.Mant...@bellstream.pl>
Subject Re: JFlex task
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2001 17:54:56 GMT
On 01-08-06 at 16:15 Peter Donald wrote:
>On Mon,  6 Aug 2001 16:05, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>> Rafal,
>>
>> Due to the GPL licence of JFlex, there may be difficulty in having such a
>> task in Ant's CVS tree. IANAL, etc, etc. Perhaps you should ask JFlex if
>> they wish to have the task there (I don't know if the licence conflicts
>are
>> a problem in that arrangement). Licensing experts ??
>
>If it is GPL you can not link it against Apache code period. However you 
>could write a "task" which does not import any apache code but does
>implement 
>execute(). The taskAdaptor should be able to wrap this in which case you 
>could give the taks to the JFlex peeps but it still can not be included in 
>Apache CVS.

Yes, I think it can be done this way.  jflex task won't import any Ant code so it could be
included in JFlex distribution without breaching any license regulations.

I've already contacted JFlex author.

Rafal

>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Rafal Mantiuk [mailto:Rafal.Mantiuk@bellstream.pl]
>> > Sent: Monday, 6 August 2001 1:06 AM
>> > To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
>> > Subject: JFlex task
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I couldn't find a convenient way to use JFlex with Ant so I wrote
>> > "jflex" task. The task works fine for me.
>> > What about including this task in the optional package ?
>> >
>> > (see: http://jflex.de/ for some info about JFLex)
>> >
>> > Greetings,
>> >
>> > 	Rafal
>
>-- 
>Cheers,
>
>Pete
>
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