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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: JUnit license, was: subversion etiquette]
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:07:27 GMT
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?
>

You can use Junit with no problem at all -- and other Apache projects 
do. You just can't check it into subversion.

The DITA toolkit needed additional handling because we need to check 
some of the files into subversion; we found that just downloading it 
wasn't sufficient for what we needed.

-jean

> -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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