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Merge pull request #90 from EMResearch/license-clarifications

copyright clarifications
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jgaleotti committed Sep 18, 2019
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### License
_EvoMaster_'s source code is released under the LGPL (v3) license.

For a list of the used third-party libraries, you can directly see the root [pom.xml](./pom.xml) file.
For a list of code directly imported (and then possibly modified/updated) from
other open-source projects, see [here](./docs/

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All version numbers should be easily audited, and so should be in a single file (i.e., the
*root* `pom.xml`).
Adding a new dependency is fine, but few things to consider:
* __NEVER__ ever add a GPL licensed library, unless it is under the so called _classpath exception_.
Note that LGPL libraries are fine.
* When adding a new library, check who is maintaining it, and when was its last update.
No longer maintained libraries should be avoided.
As a rule of thumb, to avoid possible issues with copyrights and license compliance,
we should not include code directly from third-party sources.
However, when that happens, it __MUST__ be made clear in the files themselves (e.g.,
with comments in their top, with URLs of the original sources).
Furthermore, this information should also be added to the [](./ file.
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# Re-used Code

In some cases, _EvoMaster_ imported (and then modified) code from other open-source projects.
When this happened, it is explicitly stated in the files themselves.
Still, to give a general overview (and comply to the different licence requirements), they
are listed here:

* _ComputeClassWriter.java_: from [ASM]( library. Released under custom INRIA license.

* _RegexEcma262.g4_: from [Antlr examples](
Released under MIT license.

* _CustomSummaryGeneratingListener.java_ and _CustomMutableTestExecutionSummary.java_:
from JUnit 5.
Released under Eclipse Public License.
These classes will be removed when this [PR](
will be part of the next JUnit release.

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