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doubt on using apache software

Aanand Baabu

Joined: Mar 02, 2009
Posts: 8
Hi ,
I am using apache commons dbcp connection pooling libraries in my application.
can any body tell me whether it is any way problematic to use these libraries in my application legally , i.e in terms of license .

Does my product also becomes open when i use these libraries according to GNU public license ...

thanks in advance
Lester Burnham

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
The GPL is not the same thing as the Apache license. If you're not sure of the differences, then you should really read them (and possibly start with their respective Wikipedia pages). But no - the Apache license does not force your application's source code to be open.
Aanand Baabu

Joined: Mar 02, 2009
Posts: 8
thanks for the reply Lester
Have you checked out Aspose?
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