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#1092 Incompatible licensed AGPL library itext used as dependency

closed-rejected
David Gilbert
General (896)
5
2012-08-01
2012-08-01
Sergiu Dumitriu
No

iText is licensed under the AGPL, which means that any project that uses it becomes AGPL. Not only does this contradict JFreeChart''s license, but it's also a hidden dependency on an AGPL library that makes any other project that thinks it's only using LGPL-compatible libraries actually an AGPL project.

Discussion

  • David Gilbert
    David Gilbert
    2012-08-01

    • assigned_to: nobody --> mungady
    • status: open --> open-rejected
     
  • David Gilbert
    David Gilbert
    2012-08-01

    The version of iText that we distribute is LGPL, only newer versions are AGPL. Also please note that iText is a dependency for the JFreeChart Demo application, but not for JFreeChart itself.

     
  • David Gilbert
    David Gilbert
    2012-08-01

    • status: open-rejected --> closed-rejected