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From Hendrik Dev <>
Subject Re: Your project uses a possibly LGPL dependency: com.icegreen.greenmail:greenmail
Date Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:07:11 GMT
Hi Alan,

sure, i am glad if i can help you porting the tests.
Its beta because its new and not really proven.
If you don't have a problem with that there it is a chance for the lib
to mature which i would grab.


On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Alan Cabrera <> wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2014, at 12:54 PM, Hendrik Dev <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i am the author and IP holder of the "javamail mock2 library which"
>> maybe can be used an as alternative for greenmail here.
>> Its not exactly doing what greenmail is doing (mock2 is mocking
>> javamail classes like Folder, Transport, Store and so on and does not
>> emulate a mailserver on the protocol level) but normally this doesn't
>> matter.
>> I am also willing to donate the stuff to apache incubator if its
>> considered to be worthy and useful.
>> Library is here: (AL License)
> Awesome!  If the library is published to, and I see that it is, then the only
work ahead is to port our tests to it.   Would you be interested in helping?
> I do notice that it's still in beta.  When do you anticipate a "regular" release?  I
don't think that this would stop us from porting our tests but as a user of the project I'm
just curious.
> Finally, there's no need for you to go to through the Incubator for use to use your project
in our tests.  However, there's no reason to for you to not go there if you think you could
grow a nice healthy community around it.
> Regards,
> Alan
>> Thanks
>> Hendrik
>> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:36 PM, Steve Rowe <> 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
>>> <>; I would appreciate your
>>> project's involvement.
>>> An issue was filed with the greenmail project on Sourceforge earlier this
>>> year asking for clarification <>,
>>> 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
>> --
>> Hendrik Saly (salyh, hendrikdev22)
>> @hendrikdev22
>> PGP: 0x22D7F6EC

Hendrik Saly (salyh, hendrikdev22)
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