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From Peter Carlson <carl...@bookandhammer.com>
Subject Re: LUCENE Source Distribution has JUNIT jar file in LIB directory
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2002 16:05:57 GMT
Hi,

Junit is under the IBM Common Public License 0.5

I am not a lawyer, but it is a very forgiving license including the explicit
ability to distribute the binary under you own license as long as you limit
the liability.

I think the Apache license complies with all the requirements.

I have attached the IBM License in case others want to verify.

Basically, I think we're OK.

Sorry if this is a double post for you Pier, I didn't know if you were
subscribed to this list.

--Peter


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On 4/3/02 7:22 AM, "Pier Fumagalli" <pier@apache.org> wrote:

> Not acked... Can we do that? Do JUNIT have the right license and stuff?
> Blablabla...
> 
>   Pier
> 
> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: Amit Arora <amit.arora@fao.org>
> Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 16:22:51 +0200
> To: webmaster@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: LUCENE Source Distribution has JUNIT jar file in LIB directory
> 
> Hi,
> 
> An anomaly at the apache website that i notices. The src distribution has
> JUNIT files.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
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