I like to use saxon8.jar(Saxon-B), can I use it in my commercial
project? What license is used for Saxon-B? I found somewhere that
license is OSI-Approved but Saxon-SA is MPL derived from OSI-Approved.
What exactly means "open source product" for Saxon-B?
From: Michael Kay <mike@sa...> - 2007-05-11 15:55:17
> I like to use saxon8.jar(Saxon-B), can I use it in my
> commercial project?
The license for Saxon-B is the Mozilla Public License version 1.0 which can
be found at
You're as qualified to interpret what it means as I am. Basically to give a
"non-normative precis" it says that you can freely distribute the code in
either source or binary form provided that you publish the terms and
conditions. You can modify the code any way you like provided that you make
the modifications publicly available (a lot of people have ignored that
condition, and when I become rich enough I will sue them...). You can also
create a "Larger Work" that includes the unmodified Saxon-B code together
with other code which doesn't have to be open source.
Saxon-SA is made available under a conventional commercial license: in
relation to Saxon-B it is a "larger work".
("I am not a lawyer")