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From "Steve Rowe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-207) May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test code?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:48:38 GMT
Steve Rowe created LEGAL-207:
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             Summary: May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test
code?
                 Key: LEGAL-207
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-207
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Steve Rowe


Spinoff from LEGAL-206.

Are ASF projects allowed to distribute test source code that will not compile without a 3rd
party dependency that has a prohibited license?

For example, Java test code that includes lines of the form:

{code:java}
import com.example.Myclass;
...
Myclass clazz = new Myclass();
{code}

While most products are unlikely include compiled test source code with convenience binaries
(though some projects do, including Apache Lucene's "Lucene Core" and Solr products), the
ASF distributes source, so non-inclusion in binary distributions should not affect the answer
here. 

This question is not directly addressed anywhere that I can find.




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