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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Eunit Tests
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2009 04:03:58 GMT
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> On 16 Feb 2009, at 15:40, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>>> Interesting development (Mickael is one of the EUnit authors):
>>> I'll wait for clarification on this before adding to the legal-discuss@
>>> thread.
>> Awesome - that would make this overzealous old fart happy. :)
> Too bad the other author disagrees. Richard C. clarified that
> the EUnit version that ships with the latest Erlang/OTP release
> is in fact LGLP licensed.

Scary. I find quite a bit cavalier for Ericsson to bundle an LGPL
library in Erlang. I wouldn't even vouch for license compatibility
between the two, and I find pretty odd that no homework has been done.
Even though regular and expected use might not fall under the LGPL
virality clause (something I'm not 100% sure), I'm positive that there
might be ways to use the library in an incompatible way. Downstream
users should be concerned both by the problem itself and by Erlang
maintainers apparently not caring too much about these issues...

> However, he seems open to switching to Apache 2.0 and
> offered to talk to Ericsson about this.

That would be good news indeed.


Gianugo Rabellino
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