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RE: [Subclipse-dev] Re: JavaSVN License Change

From: Ivar Vasara <ivar_vasara_at_cbc.ca>
Date: 2005-10-24 21:51:49 CEST

Alex,

>From the CPL ( http://www.eclipse.org/legal/cpl-v10.html )
-- snip--
2. GRANT OF RIGHTS
a) Subject to the terms of this Agreement, each Contributor hereby grants Recipient a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute and sublicense the Contribution of such Contributor, if any, and such derivative works, in source code and object code form.
-- snip--

I don't think eclipse.org would ever accept javasvn as part of the project with it's new license. If you're serious about getting javasvn into eclipse, you might want to consider adopting the CPL now, otherwise I think it would be prudent for subclipse and javasvn to be distributed seperately. I don't mean to ruffle any feathers, but pragmatically the new license just isn't compatible with eclipse's mandate. All the licenses at http://www.eclipse.org/legal/notice.html have clauses almost identical to the one quoted above. Although it'd probably be best to consult an eclipse.org representative, I don't think you can have it both ways..

btw- I'm a happy javasvn user.. and happily gave up contributing to the javasvn project ( http://jsvn.alternatecomputing.com/ ) to reap the benefits of your work. I totally understand and support your desire to profit off your efforts.

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Received on Tue Oct 25 05:51:49 2005

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