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From Robert Kanter <rkan...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Your project uses a possibly LGPL dependency: com.icegreen.greenmail:greenmail
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:21:15 GMT
Thanks for letting us know Steve.
In Oozie, it's only included as a test scope dependency and used only for
unit tests, so I think we're good here.


On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks Steve. For clarity:
>
> This message announces a license switch for Greenmail --
> http://sourceforge.net/p/greenmail/mailman/message/58953/
> However, some/most/all of the src license headers are still labeled as
> LGPL. There would also be general questions about the license switch --
> were all necessary copyrights properly held to make this license switch?
> And subsequent to the switch were all changes/contributions made under
> ALv2?
>
> Depending on the outcome of these questions, you may or may not want to
> treat the greenmail dependency as LGPL. Assuming it is held to be LGPL,
> then a question of how the dependency is used? Bundling an LGPL dependency
> is bad. Direct source linkage to LGPL, likewise. Simple build / test maven
> dependency would be OK from an ASF perspective...
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:36 PM, Steve Rowe <sarowe@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, my name is Steve Rowe, and I'm a member of the Apache Lucene PMC.
> >
> > We recently discovered that the "greenmail" Java library, which declares
> > its license as ASLv2 in its POM and elsewhere, has LGPL license headers
> in
> > its source code files.  In response the Lucene project reverted a recent
> > commit containing this depedency.
> >
> > I conducted a survey of current Apache releases and found that four
> Apache
> > projects include source code that links to the "greenmail" library:
> > Syncope, OODT, Oozie and Geronimo.  Additionally, Axis2 has a Maven POM
> > that includes a "greenmail" dependency, though I couldn't find any
> current
> > releases containing this dependency.  Details are posted on <
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-206>; I would appreciate
> your
> > project's involvement.
> >
> > An issue was filed with the greenmail project on Sourceforge earlier this
> > year asking for clarification <
> http://sourceforge.net/p/greenmail/bugs/8/>,
> > but there has been no response on that issue, or any other issue, for
> that
> > matter - the project may be dead, as it has seen no activity for some
> time.
> >
> > Steve
> >
>

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