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From Jeremy Boynes <jboy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JavaMail API and SMTP transport for Geronimo
Date Wed, 26 Jan 2005 16:45:57 GMT
Unfortunately, at this time Apache can't use or distribute GPL or even 
LGPL code; efforts are in progress to allow projects to import LGPL code 
but, as is usual with legal issues, this is likely to take time to 
resolve. For use in Geronimo, we would also need to know that the 
version we were distributing passed the CTS for JavaMail.

We have also been working with Sun over the last 18 months to try and 
resolve the issues with their license, and will continue to do so.


Enrique Rodriguez wrote:
> I have no experience with it but thought I'd throw it out there:
> "Tiger JMail is a direct replacement for Sun's javamail, but with an 
> LGPL license and fewer bugs."
> Tiger JMail
> http://tjmail.sourceforge.net/
> Almost a year since the last release of a 1.0 rc3.
> Hope that helps,
> -enrique
> Hes Siemelink wrote:
>> There is also GNU JavaMail. See 
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpathx/javamail/javamail.html
>> That is supposed to be 'free'...
>> Can you use that or doesn't the GPL mix with the Apache license?
>> Cheers,
>>    Hes.

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