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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-207) May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test code?
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:37:38 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-207:
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The vast majority of items on resolved.html, including most, if not all, of the category X
licenses, are policy by choice and not policy by law. Your definition, Roy, of the Legal PMC's
responsibilities don't match with its actions on legal-discuss@.

That said; +1 to not trying to resolve these issues generically. Focus on what LEGAL-206.
What does greenmail do, look at the reasons behind LGPL being in category X and see if that
applies to the greenmail usage (or how it could be changed). For example making it an option
to turn on that part of testing; or documenting the unexpected licensing and explaining how
to turn it off. 

> 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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