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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: JUnit license, was: subversion etiquette]
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:58:04 GMT
You're sounding more like Eeyore than Pooh :)  As I understand it, we 
just can't check it into our repository.  We can add instructions into 
BUILDING.txt that the developer download JUnit X.X. Just like with the 
docs, the doc folks use DITA by downloading it by themselves.

David

Rick Hillegas wrote:

> Oh bother, said Pooh.. We'd like to write assertion-based tests. What 
> do folks think we should do:
>
> o Ask JUnit to license itself under the Apache license.
>
> o Use some other assertion-based test framework. Any suggestions?
>
> -Rick
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject:
> Re: subversion etiquette
> From:
> "Jean T. Anderson" <jta@bristowhill.com>
> Date:
> Wed, 14 Sep 2005 09:31:48 -0700
> To:
> Derby Development <derby-dev@db.apache.org>
>
> To:
> Derby Development <derby-dev@db.apache.org>
>
>
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>
>>> Sometime soon I hope to checkin some JUnit-based tests for testing the
>>> compatibility of our clients and servers. As part of this submission, I
>>> want to checkin the JUnit jar itself (into tools/java alongside the
>>> other jars). Is it ok for the svn diff to contain a big binary file 
>>> like
>>> this? Will this annoy/confuse reviewers? Is there a more polite way to
>>> submit jar files?
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not sure you can check Junit's jar into Apache's subversion
>> repository due to its licence (CPL 0.5).
>>
>> http://junit.sourceforge.net/doc/faq/faq.htm#overview_7
>
>
> Dan is correct; we cannot check CPL-licensed software/files into Apache.
>
> For example, we couldn't check DITA Open Toolkit files into the derby 
> svn repository because it is under CPL. We discussed the issue with 
> the DITA OT developers and they additionally released it under the ASL 
> 2 at the end of August.
>
> Discussions about various licenses pop up on this list:
>  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/ .
>
> -jean
>

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