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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-207) May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test code?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:40:39 GMT

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Ralph Goers commented on LEGAL-207:
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Roy - I have a bit of an issue with your answer. Almost everyone is going to rely on the Legal
FAQ to find an answer to this. How is this really any different than asking how LGPL'd works
can be included in a project (which is answered in the FAQ)?

> 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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