[logback-dev] Reverted logback license back to LGPL

Joern Huxhorn jhuxhorn at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 9 20:17:22 CEST 2008

Hi Ceki,

might I suggest to change the license from LGPL V2 to LGPL V3?

The Apache Software License 2.0 isn't compatible with GPL2, only with  
GPL3, so software distributed using Apache Software License probably  
wouldn't be allowed to use logback.


While LGPL allows the use of a later version as an option in its  
license text, I'm not really sure if this is sufficient to use it with  

Common sense indicates yes but the above link indicates no.

I'm not sure about LGPL anyway because there only seems to be a  
problem with GPL.

So if you don't see a problem with V3 it would be nice to just be  
explicit about it. Just to get rid of the uncertainty :)


On 09.08.2008, at 17:20, Ceki Gulcu wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have reverted the logback license from GPL+classpath exception to
> the original LGPL. Given that GPL+classpath exception proved as
> controversial as the original LGPL, there is no point in changing for
> more of the same.
> Note that the previous license (GPL+classpath) was introduced in SVN  
> on April
> the 8th, 2008 and was marked as tentative. Moreover, GPL+classpath  
> was never
> used in a logback distribution.
> Just cleaning up...
> -- 
> Ceki Gülcü
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