houshengbo commented on issue #106: Check the LICENSE of achieved files in 
source codes
URL: 
https://github.com/apache/incubator-openwhisk-release/issues/106#issuecomment-380849370
 
 
   @daisy-ycguo @mrutkows In my opinion, all the license concerns raised in 
this issue come from the files of test cases. I have submitted a PR to exclude 
the files of test cases out of the source code artifacts we are about to 
release. The test cases are used to safeguard the quality of the source code, 
and they do not play parts of the features of openwhisk, we deliver. Plus, they 
do not contribute to the process to build the binaries and docker images 
either. The test cases are developer-orientated, not end user-orientated. 
   
   My suggestion is that we can tentatively skip all the licenses going through 
all the files of test cases for the release process.
   
   In future, if we still want to release the "test" separately, we can come 
over to tackle the licenses for test cases during the release process. However, 
this issue can leave us a probable low-priority issue, that whether it is 
worthy to think of license and avoid the unfriendly licenses, when we write new 
tests; whether we should rewrite the test cases with apache or apache friendly 
licenses.

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