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From "Stian Soiland-Reyes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-207) May Apache projects have dependencies with prohibited licenses in test code?
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:48:34 GMT

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Stian Soiland-Reyes commented on LEGAL-207:
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Did anything happen with the Q&A for resolved.html?

We face a similar question over the use of a LGPL Maven plugin used for OSGi testing in Jena
(which the test source code don't even link to).

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jena-dev/201502.mbox/%3C54CF779C.9070103%40apache.org%3E

> 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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