I am developing a java library, which will be released in maven central. My project depends on few others, the dependencies look something like this:
<dependencies> <dependency> <groupId>org.slf4j</groupId> <artifactId>slf4j-api</artifactId> <version>1.7.32</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.junit.jupiter</groupId> <artifactId>junit-jupiter-api</artifactId> <version>5.8.2</version> <scope>test</scope> </dependency> </dependencies>
For the last few days i am hindered by handling the licenses of these dependencies.
SLF4J for example is MIT licensed and the license states - The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. How exactly should i include the SLF4J license in the artefacts? Do i even need to include it, considering that normally artefacts don't contain their dependencies?
Similarly i am not sure how to handle test dependencies, do i need to include licenses and agreements for them, considering they are only used during the test stage of builduing asrtefacts?