[erlang-questions] A PropEr announcement

Zabrane Mickael zabrane3@REDACTED
Tue Jun 14 14:15:44 CEST 2011

+1 to try to convince Kostis to release PropEr with a better license!

Please vote!


Le 14 juin 2011 à 14:02, Ulf Wiger a écrit :

> On 14 Jun 2011, at 01:09, Vik Olliver wrote:
>> On 14/06/11 11:01, Francis Joanis wrote:
>>> I have a question about the GPL licensing of the tool itself: since it
>>> is GPL, doesn't it require to make the written tests themselves and to
>>> some extent the application under test GPL as well?
>> Only if you distribute the tests. If you keep them to yourself, you
>> don't owe anyone anything. The GPL respects privacy.
> This could become an obstacle to adoption similar to what's been seen with Quviq QuickCheck: people who have Open Source projects need to publish (=distribute) test suites as well. Just as it's not very helpful to distribute test suites that require an expensive tool, people might be reluctant to publish PropEr-based tests if it requires them to convert to GPL.
> Kostis did say that they would make an exception for OSS projects. I could not find any such exception when quickly scanning the repos.
> BR,
> Ulf W

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