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From "Steve Rowe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LEGAL-207) May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test code?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:16:41 GMT

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Steve Rowe updated LEGAL-207:
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    Description: 
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}

where the definition of {{com.example.Myclass}} is included in a 3rd party dependency that
has a prohibited license.

While most products are unlikely to 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.


  was:
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 to 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.



> 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}
> where the definition of {{com.example.Myclass}} is included in a 3rd party dependency
that has a prohibited license.
> While most products are unlikely to 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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