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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Submitting Subclipse as project to Eclipse.org

From: Paul Lorenz <plorenz_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-02 17:30:46 CEST

Feel free to re-license anything I've submitted.

Paul Lorenz

> On 6/30/06, Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.com> wrote:
> > I have had a lot of off-line conversations with Brock and a few others
> > about submitting a proposal to Eclipse to create an SVN Team Provider
> > based on Subclipse. At the time, I was not sure if I was going to be able
> > to devote the time required to create the proposal and lead the effort and
> > no one else has come forward to do so. Things have changed for the better
> > for me, so I can now safely do this and would like to.
> >
> > I think one of the strengths of Subclipse is our community and the diverse
> > group of individuals that have made contributions. Subclipse is not the
> > result of the effort of one person or one company. I would like to
> > continue this tradition as we begin this process and do everything out in
> > the open. When I have the proposal to a good enough stage to call it a
> > rough draft I will commit it into our repository and post the URL and
> > checkout information to this list. That way it will be easier to work on
> > this proposal in a collaborative manner.
> >
> > In the meantime it would be useful to know who would like to participate
> > in this project and be listed in the proposal? Myself, and some of my
> > coworkers that have contributed behind the scenes will be listed. Brock
> > has agreed to be listed. What about others? Martin, Eugene, Johan,
> > others? This would be a good time for all with interest to come forward.
> >
> > Another issue is going to be the license. We will need to get approval
> > from everyone that has contributed code to have their code re-licensed
> > under the EPL. The EPL is virtually identical to the CPL license we use
> > for Subclipse, and is very similar in intent to the Apache license we use
> > in svnClientAdapter. So I am not anticipating any difficulties in this
> > area. If you have contributed code to this project, it would be helpful
> > if you send an email to the list stating your
> > approval/disapproval/concerns about this. The mailing list can then serve
> > as a record of your intent.
> >
> > Aside from all of this, I will also be interested in your comments about
> > this. I know a lot of people will be in favor of it, but if you have
> > concerns, please share them. Subclipse has become very stable and I think
> > the list of things we need or would like to do has become small and
> > manageable enough that this is the right time to do this. I did not want
> > to do this before we got past the 1.0 stage because I did not want to
> > divert that process. We have now given our users a stable and
> > feature-rich release, and are close to releasing a second major release
> > aimed at Eclipse 3.2. So this is probably a point in time where we can
> > afford to spend refactoring package and class names and dealing with
> > license issues.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
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Received on Sun Jul 2 17:30:51 2006

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