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Hi,

I have a question about the LGPL license that edtFTP is under. If I use edtFTP API in an application and hence package the edtFTP class files (unmodified) in my app's jar file. Is this jar a derivative or not?

Section 5 Paragraph 1 of the LGPL suggests (to my non legal, techie brain) that it is not derivative, but then promptly seems to contradict this in paragraph 2.

Any clarification would be appreciated.

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You're right, the LGPL isn't entirely clear here. It wasn't really written with Java in mind.

If your app is a commercial one, your best approaches are to

1) distribute edtftp in its own jar as supplied - this is absolutely no problem

or

2) purchase a source licence which gives you the right to do anything you want - see http://www.enterprisedt.com/products/ed ... chase.html

Our source licences are perpetual, so they apply to future versions of the libraries as well as the current ones.

Hi,

I have a question about the LGPL license that edtFTP is under. If I use edtFTP API in an application and hence package the edtFTP class files (unmodified) in my app's jar file. Is this jar a derivative or not?

Section 5 Paragraph 1 of the LGPL suggests (to my non legal, techie brain) that it is not derivative, but then promptly seems to contradict this in paragraph 2.

Any clarification would be appreciated.
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does it mean i have to buy the licence IF

i want to recompile my java program (that's using this library) into native Windows program ?

please let me know...

thanks
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Yes, it does.

However the good news is we are cutting the prices of our licences to try to encourage more people to buy them - an internal perpetual licence will be $99 and external perpetual licence $199.

This licence doesn't expire - you can keep downloading the latest source and incorporating into your app forever.

does it mean i have to buy the licence IF

i want to recompile my java program (that's using this library) into native Windows program ?

please let me know...

thanks
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oh okay... that's cool news...

i think the website needs to be updated with the new price then. it's still showing the old prices.


What bout edtFTPj/SSL ? any price changes?
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The prices have been updated now.

No price changes on edtFTPj/SSL right now, but we are considering a cheaper unlimited licence for internal use. If this interests you, let us know.

oh okay... that's cool news...

i think the website needs to be updated with the new price then. it's still showing the old prices.


What bout edtFTPj/SSL ? any price changes?

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