|RE: [tools-pmc] Object Teams proposal|
On the JACKS question, if it is a development-time or build-time tool, then its likely not an issue. If there is any need to distribute it with EPL code, that would be a real problem. > > You say, "All software of the Object Teams software has been developed > > using the following infrastructure: ... A specific test suite for compiler and > > runtime based on the JACKS framework". From a quick glance, JACKS appears > > to be GPL, and its web page states that even the test cases that use it are > > GPL. I believe GPL is incompatible with EPL, so that can't come over to > > Eclipse.(Right?) > > You're very quick at this, I only noticed this conflict after submitting > our proposal. I see several options: > - Since JACKS was developed by the IBM jikes team, perhaps we could > negotiate EPL compatible licencing (cf. the JDT/Core uses the jikes parser > generator). > - I believe as the copyright holder of the test cases we could still > create standalone test cases (not using JACKS) and provide them under the EPL, > no? > The connection to JACKS is very loose, so this is doable (with some > effort). > - Only in the worst case we would maintain these tests outside Eclipse and > only publish the test results on the Eclipse servers.
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