SPL versus LGPL
I work on a project that is based on NetBeans platform. I thought I might use some of the JDNC components (table and tree table). But LGPL effectivelly stops me from several things:
1. In order to use JDNC I would have to use all of it packed in the original jar (true?). (this is at least according to our legal dept.)
2. I am unable to host it on netbeans.org site as source code, only in so called scrambled binary form (ouch).
3. I would not be able to do any modifications - I would have to contribute patches to this project and wait for them to be included or rejected (true?)
All in all it seems that I will have to live without JDNC components since the legal barrier(s) seems higher than I am able to deal with.
I know this is a bit silly question but what about publishing JDNC components under SPL (Sun Public License)? You may call me a dreamer ...
Thanks for any comments, suggestions etc.,