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From "Steve Rowe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-206) "greenmail" library purported to be ASL may actually be LGPL; is a dependency in several ASF projects
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:12:05 GMT

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Steve Rowe commented on LEGAL-206:
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After I emailed the 5 projects' dev lists, respondents on 3 of them (Axis2, Oozie, and OODT)
have said that using a LGPL-licensed library in a test setting in an ASF project is not a
problem.  For example, here's Robert Kanter's response for the Oozie project:

{quote}
In Oozie, it's only included as a test scope dependency and used only for unit tests, so I
think we're good here.
{quote}

I'm not going to attempt to change the minds of other ASF projects' PMC members, but I think
the ASF Legal Affairs committee has some work to do here: if it's *not* okay to "import com.icegreen.greenmail.*;"
(or classes from other LGPL dependencies) from test source code distributed with an ASF release,
then can you guys say so explicitly somewhere that these projects can see and understand that
it really is a problem to do this?  And if not, lay out the circumstances under which this
really is okay.  Please?

> "greenmail" library purported to be ASL may actually be LGPL; is a dependency in several
ASF projects
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-206
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-206
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>
> Be advised that at least 5 Apache projects appear to depend on a third party library
known as "greenmail" which advertises itself in may places as being licensed under the ASL
2.0, however most of the greemail source files contain headers claiming LGPL.
> This issue requests that the Legal VP advise the affected projects on what they need
to do (if anything) moving forward to be in compliance with ASF policy.
> Projects known to be affected (but there may be more)...
> * Apache Syncope: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/syncope/trunk/pom.xml
> * Apache Geronimo: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/javamail/trunk/geronimo-javamail_1.4/geronimo-javamail_1.4_provider/pom.xml
> * Apache OODT: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/oodt/trunk/protocol/imaps/pom.xml
> * Apache Oozie: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=oozie.git;a=blob;f=pom.xml;h=bad1e0fbee619f2e5020733792c4a09256b69dcf;hb=master
> * Apache Axis2: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis2/java/core/trunk/modules/transport/mail/pom.xml



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