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

From: Daniel Bradby <daniel.bradby_at_jtribe.com.au>
Date: 2006-07-03 12:18:09 CEST

I agree to have my contributions (if any of them still exist ;))
re-licensed as EPL. Has anyone heard from Cedric? I see him on IM from
time to time

>
> Mark Phippard 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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