Dear Pierre, Johannes (2x) and Sverre,

as you can read bellow, I'd like to use git's in a GPLv3
project. Do you mind if I use your work in that file under GPLv3?


On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:39:28 +0100, Michal Sojka <> wrote:
> Dear Junio,
> I like the simple and powerful test suite used by Git and I would like
> to use something like that in Notmuch project (
> Notmuch is licenced under GPLv3 and we think that things will be simpler
> if everything in the repository is licenced the same. You are mentioned
> as a copyright holder in and so I'd like to
> ask you: Would you mind using parts of these files under GPLv3?
> You can see the patches for how I'd like to use these files at

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:54:19 -0800, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> I don't mind for the parts I wrote, which is the basic infrastructure
> (output redirection, skipping certain tests, expecting failure, etc).
> My blessing would be enough to relicense it if you are are going to take
> the file from some old version like 04ece59 (GIT_SKIP_TESTS: allow users
> to omit tests that are known to break, 2006-12-28) and base your work on
> it, but otherwise it would not be nearly sufficient.
> Other people worked on polishing it over time and they all hold copyright
> on their parts.  Notable parts that are not mine and that are not git
> specific are:
>  - color output support is mostly by Pierre Habouzit <>
>  - valgrind support: Johannes Schindelin <>
>  - conditional test: Johannes Sixt <>
>  - summarizing the results: Sverre Rabbelier <>
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