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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Binary jars in the source release which are only for testing
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2019 02:01:36 GMT
Willem,

This issue of embedded binaries for testing purposes has come up before.
Examples include network intercepts for testing malware detection or class
files for a byte code manipulator. The network files can't easily be
recreated since they were observed in the wild and the class files might
have been produced by a specific (possibly broken) compiler version that
isn't widely available.

The key question is whether these binaries are derived from some source
that could be compiled instead of distributing the binary objects. Failing
that, can the provenance and justification for the binary object be
described?




On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 6:49 PM Willem Jiang <willem.jiang@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Thanks Justin for the clarification.  I guess the policy imply the
> source materials cannot have any binary.
> But what if the binary is only for testing, which cannot be part of
> the released software.
> From my point of view, we don't need to modify the source materials
> testing binary to do the software release as it is not a part of the
> binary release of the software.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Regards,
>
> Willem Jiang
>
> Twitter: willemjiang
> Weibo: 姜宁willem
>
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 2:41 PM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > > [1]http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html#what
> >
> > It’s explained in that link there i.e.  "The Apache Software Foundation
> produces open source software. All releases are in the form of the source
> materials needed to make changes to the software being released”.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Justin
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