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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Fwd: Maven Cobertura Plugin - GPL Javascript files
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:04:51 GMT
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From: Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org>
Date: Nov 18, 2007 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: Maven Cobertura Plugin - GPL Javascript files
To: Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com>


On Nov 18, 2007 8:35 PM, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> Some java projects are using the maven cobertura[1] plugin[2] which
> checks the code coverage of tests, producing a HTML report (see
> Commons Math[3] for example). The report is a combination of HTML,
> CSS, image and javascript files. The Javascript files have different
> licenses:
>
> 1) customsorttypes.js has a GPL license
> 2) sortabletable.js and stringbuilder.js are available under three licenses:
>     - WebFX Non-Commercial License
>     - WebFX Commercial license
>     - GPL license
>
> See the license headers in those files here:
>     http://commons.apache.org/math/cobertura/js/
>
> Is it acceptable to distrubute these files as part of a projects
> documentation in a release?

My opinion is that the answer is "No".

Non-permissive JavaScript is evil and should be banned.

Hen

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