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From Ethan Jewett <esjew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve the release of apache-esme-incubating-1.0
Date Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:27:57 GMT
Thanks Joe and Bertrand. Point taken. Better to be safe and respectful
than sorry. I'll continue the discussion on the ESME list alone.

Ethan

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>
>>> From: Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
>>> ...Unfortunately I'm -1 on the release, I have a few issues including a
>>> GPL dependency.
>>>
>>> 1) jwebunit dependency is GPL
>>> The server module depends on
>>>
>>> net.sourceforge.jwebunit:jwebunit-htmlunit-plugin:jar:1.4.1:test
>>>
>>> which according to http://jwebunit.sourceforge.net/license.html is GPL.
>>
>> Well isn't jwebunit a test framework, in which case, (and assuming there
>> are no dependencies on it in the production-ready codebase of esme) do
>> we really care that it's GPL or not? ...
>
> I see your point, one could argue that people don't need jwebunit to
> *run* ESME, they only need it to run the tests when building it.
>
> Still, the code that is distributed contains imports of jwebunit, so I
> think that's stretching the concept too far.
>
>>... (Note an exception to the (L)GPL
>> policy was recently granted for build dependencies, so I think it's might
>> be possible to extend that to test deps.)...
>
> Might be possible, but getting rid of that jwwebunit dependency would
> be much cleaner IMO. I haven't checked how much work that represents,
> but according to http://jwebunit.sourceforge.net/ that's "just" a
> wrapper on top of HtmlUnit which has an Apache license, so using
> HtmlUnit instead might not be too hard.
>
> -Bertrand
>

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