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Re: [xsl] [ANN] Saxon/C - Saxon for the C/C++ and PHP platforms

Subject: Re: [xsl] [ANN] Saxon/C - Saxon for the C/C++ and PHP platforms
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:23:55 +0000

On 28 Nov 2013, at 19:32, Tony Graham <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, November 28, 2013 6:59 pm, Michael Kay wrote:
>> We're pleased to announce an alpha release of Saxon/C - Saxon-HE for the
>> C/C++ and PHP platforms.
>> Details here:
>> http://www.saxonica.com/saxon-c/index.xml
> Sorry, but the download link doesn't resolve:
>   http://www.saxonica.com/saxon-c/libsaxon-HEC-setup
>   http://www.saxonica.com/saxon-c/saxon-c/libsaxon-HEC_jetpdb.zip

Sorry, done in haste.
> Since Excelsior Jet is a commercial product, under what terms can Saxon/C
> be used?

Saxon/C is dependent on the Jet run-time, which is free-of-charge but not open
source, and has some restrictions regarding use in "embedded systems"
(whatever those might be). Building the product requires a Jet development
license which is also proprietary, though available free of charge when used
in conjunction with open source software.

Inevitably there will be some users for whom these terms aren't liberal
enough; that's life. For many years Saxon was dependent on the Sun Java
run-time, which was also free-of-charge but not open source, so I don't see it
as a big change.

Michael Kay

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