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From Justin Mclean <justinmcl...@me.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1 (incubating) rc1
Date Mon, 21 May 2018 20:20:19 GMT
Hi,

> Quote from Apache Legal FAQ:
> https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#prohibited
> 
> "[...] For example, using a GPL'ed tool during the build is OK, however
> including GPL'ed source code is not.[...]"
> 
> Apache Netbeans uses external tools when building and at least GPLv2-
> CP 
> code is used. The license is referred to by the
> <module>/external/<artifact-filename>-license.txt file. That file holds
> additional meta data for the dependency.

Why include the license of something that is not bundled in the release?

Thanks,
Justin

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