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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Eunit
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:19:01 GMT

On 10 Feb 2009, at 18:11, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
>> The one caveat with EUnit is that it is released under the LGPL.
>> I am not a lawyer but the consensus on "The Net" is that writing
>> test-cases against the EUnit API and conditionally including
>> eunit.hrl to include the API does not mean that the test code itself
>> must be released under the terms of the LGPL. If anyone is
>> familiar with this, can you comment on whether this is correct?
>
> Best for you would be to send a question to legal-discuss@a.o. With my
> conservative hat on, I'm a bit concerned about LGPL virality in
> namespaced languages, and most definitely concerned with distribution
> of EUnit itself (I reckon this is not necessary as EUnit is part of
> OTP now?).

Thanks, I'll check with legal-discuss@ when this list agrees on adding
EUnit support. Bundling EUnit is not necessary as of the latest OTP
release and for earlier releases you need to install it manually or you
can't run `make test` which is not too much of a problem, I'd say.

Thanks

Jan
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