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From "Bertrand Delacretaz (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-153) May I use a GPL 2.0-licensed Java library in my unit tests?
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:10:13 GMT

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Bertrand Delacretaz commented on LEGAL-153:
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The difference with the issues that Ralph mentions is that in this case the Qpid test code
would have dependencies to GPL code, and that test code is part of the Apache release of Qpid,
which IMO is not ok.

Philip, did you try contacting the author to see if a change of license would be possible?
Maybe GPL was just chosen by default, with no specific reason.
                
> 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 if my intended usage would be permitted.
> Thanks,
> Phil

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