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From Aahit <aah...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-153) May I use a GPL 2.0-licensed Java library in my unit tests?
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:53:31 GMT
Hi Phil,

As per your statement '*automatically downloaded from a Maven
repository at build
time by our build script*', it states that classpath Suite is dynamically
link to your unit test.

Facts:

1) ClasspathSuite is GPL 2.0 licensed, and GPL 2.0 is not compatible with
apache 2.0.
2) If you dynamically link to Classpath Suite then Unit test has to be
release under GPL 2.0 license.

Hope this helps.

Best,
Aahit Gaba


On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM, Philip Harvey (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>wrote:

> Philip Harvey created LEGAL-153:
> -----------------------------------
>
>              Summary: May I use a GPL 2.0-licensed Java library in my unit
> tests?
>                  Key: LEGAL-153
>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-153
>              Project: Legal Discuss
>           Issue Type: Question
>             Reporter: Philip Harvey
>
>
> I am a Qpid committer.
>
> I have read the Previously Asked Questions at
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html but am still unsure about my
> intended usage of a Java library.
>
> I am considering using a library called ClasspathSuite (
> http://johanneslink.net/projects/cpsuite.jsp) in the Qpid automated test
> suite.  It provides convenient functionality to search for tests matching
> certain criteria.
>
> ClasspathSuite is GPL 2.0 licensed.
>
> It will be used when compiling and running tests. Depending on technical
> questions that are not yet finalised, it will either be:
>
> 1. Committed to the Qpid Subversion repo, or
> 2. automatically downloaded from a Maven repository at build time by our
> build script.
>
> I am not intending to distribute ClasspathSuite with Qpid releases.
>
> I would like to know my intended usage would be permitted.
>
> Thanks,
> Phil
>
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