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From Matt Sicker <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1 (incubating) rc1
Date Wed, 23 May 2018 15:22:10 GMT
On 23 May 2018 at 09:18, Justin Mclean <> wrote:

> IMO (but just my personal opinion) it does nothing to serve the users
> other than to confuse them that GPL software may be bundled or may be a
> dependancy of the software. License checkers will flag this as an issue as
> well and it would need to be investigated and resolved. But if there’s not
> GPL software in the release or a compile time dependancy then there’s no
> issue for a ASF policy point of view.

How does Java fit in here considering every implementation of it is
GPLv2+CP? Or other GPLv2+CP libraries? I'm a little confused there.

Matt Sicker <>

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