incubator-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Ethan Jewett <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve the release of apache-esme-incubating-1.0
Date Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:27:57 GMT
Thanks Joe and Bertrand. Point taken. Better to be safe and respectful
than sorry. I'll continue the discussion on the ESME list alone.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: Bertrand Delacretaz <>
>>> ...Unfortunately I'm -1 on the release, I have a few issues including a
>>> GPL dependency.
>>> 1) jwebunit dependency is GPL
>>> The server module depends on
>>> net.sourceforge.jwebunit:jwebunit-htmlunit-plugin:jar:1.4.1:test
>>> which according to is GPL.
>> Well isn't jwebunit a test framework, in which case, (and assuming there
>> are no dependencies on it in the production-ready codebase of esme) do
>> we really care that it's GPL or not? ...
> I see your point, one could argue that people don't need jwebunit to
> *run* ESME, they only need it to run the tests when building it.
> Still, the code that is distributed contains imports of jwebunit, so I
> think that's stretching the concept too far.
>>... (Note an exception to the (L)GPL
>> policy was recently granted for build dependencies, so I think it's might
>> be possible to extend that to test deps.)...
> Might be possible, but getting rid of that jwwebunit dependency would
> be much cleaner IMO. I haven't checked how much work that represents,
> but according to that's "just" a
> wrapper on top of HtmlUnit which has an Apache license, so using
> HtmlUnit instead might not be too hard.
> -Bertrand

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message