[logback-user] Why LGPL instead of Apache License?

cowwoc cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Sat Aug 23 08:47:10 CEST 2008

If my application is written against slf4j but I plug in logback at runtime
as the logging implementation doesn't this somehow imply that my application
is linking against logback and as such the LGPL applies?


Ralph Goers wrote:
> cowwoc wrote:
>> Ceki,
>> What is the legal implication of using Logback through slf4j? Does this
>> limit our obligations to slf4j's MIT license or does any aspect of
>> logback's
>> LGPL license pass through?
>> Thank you,
>> Gili
> Pass through to what? Any application that uses SLF4J is not a 
> derivative of Logback and isn't impacted by Logback's use of LGPL. OTOH, 
> if you write your own Logback components those would be derivative works 
> and would be impacted.
> Ralph
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