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2 May 2008, 10:59 AM
A bit off the Ext GWT topic, but I just couldn't resist in light of all the recent hoopla around GPL licensing:

SpringSource just released a beta of the app server based on Spring Framework. Typically, anything coming out of Spring is accepted by java developers like candy. Apparently, not this time around and again due to GPL (and rather apparent concern that sooner or later SpringSource wouldn't resist its VC vibes and relicense Spring under GPL) - check out this massive conversation going on the server side. It really sounds familiar and SpringSource guys it seems are really getting an earful:


3 May 2008, 5:03 AM
I noticed this announcement. Beside the functional of Spring App Server. I'm always a little bit helpless on licensing issues.

But from my point of view, the different with this kind of stuff is that it is only on the server side.
So I think you can use it without to be in trouble with licensing (e.g. the usage of MySQL would be the same)

Do you agree?