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From "Stefano Bagnara (JIRA)" <mime4j-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MIME4J-11) Resolve copyright issue for test messages
Date Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:11:05 GMT

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Stefano Bagnara commented on MIME4J-11:
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Most tests have been readed with MIME4J-190. We didn't readd binaries.

> Resolve copyright issue for test messages
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MIME4J-11
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J-11
>             Project: JAMES Mime4j
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>    Affects Versions: 0.3
>            Reporter: Stefano Bagnara
>            Assignee: Stefano Bagnara
>             Fix For: 0.3
>
>         Attachments: bin.zip, testmsgs.zip
>
>
> In src/test/resources/testmsgs we have files with unknown copyright.
> I guess they are test files from the Perl MIME-tools library written by
> ZeeGee software (http://www.zeegee.com/products/MIME-tools/).
> I also verified that every msg file (the original encoded messages are
> only the msg files, the others are expanded/elaborated data/expected
> results generated from that messages) is in the following file:
> MIME-tools-6.200_02.tar.gz
> I found that file here: http://search.cpan.org/~eryq/MIME-tools-6.200_02/
> ---------
> The "MIME-tools" Perl5 toolkit.
> Copyright (c) 1996 by Eryq.  All rights reserved.
> Copyright (c) 1999 by ZeeGee Software Inc.  All rights reserved.
> This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
> modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
> You should have received a copy of the Perl license along with
> Perl; see the file README in Perl distribution.
> You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> along with Perl; see the file Copying.  If not, write to
> the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
> You should have received a copy of the Artistic License
> along with Perl; see the file Artistic.
> ---------
> Perl is distributed under the Artistic License:
> http://www.perl.com/language/misc/Artistic.html
> Artistic License is not listed in the 3rd party page:
> http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html
> >From a fast reading of the license I would say that it is a category B
> license.
> I don't know if proper NOTICE/LICENSE text allow us to include the test
> suite (it is difficult for me to say if a MIME message is a source file
> or a binary file).
> That said I pass the microphone to someone with better legal knowledge.
> Imho, if we can't have an official answer to this problem in a short
> time we should simply remove that files. (we could even generate some
> message  with similar structure from scratch).
> PS: Kudos to Bernd for his diligence in finding this issue.
> --------------------
> The best solution would be to create a new test suite based on artificially generated
data (or public corpus, as Norman suggested: http://spamassassin.apache.org/publiccorpus/)

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