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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using GPL licensed software in the build infrastructure
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:13:42 GMT
Please note that [1] has been superseded by [2]

[2] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html


On 6 January 2015 at 08:13, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> On 06/01/2015 06:51, Oliver B. Fischer wrote:
>> Hi, I read the thrid Third-Party Licensing Policy [1] but I am not sure
>> if we can use GPL and LGPL software as FindBugs and Checkstyle or
>> similar tools in the build chain of an ASF project. Actually I think we
>> can use it since we use these tools only during the build. But I am not
>> sure.
>>
>> I would be glad for an answer by someone of you.
>
> Yes this is fine. We've done this in Tomcat for years. What we have done
> is make the use of these tools optional.
>
> Mark
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