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EPL != Popular License

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, 08:28:05 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

I’m hosting some projects over at Google Code. As part of the project setup you can select a license from a drop-down list. Apparently, the list is limited to eight licenses. The EPL is not it this list.

The Google Help Center says:

We’d like to see projects standardize on the most popular, time-tested ones. The selected licenses offer diversity to meet most developer needs.

The question to add EPL to that list came up a couple of times. In one of the discussions Greg Stein said:

[...] the Eclipse Public License has not really been adopted by the wider open source community. It is mostly being used just by one smallish corner: projects based on or around Eclipse.

That sucks, eh? But it gets worse.

I tried to make a reply using the web interface in that thread to make a comment about the license drop-down. For some reason it did not go to the list but directly to Greg. His response shocked me a little bit.

We only allow those eight licenses. If we find projects that are not licensed as described by the dropdown, then we will remove them.

Ok, back to SourceForge I guess. :|

Participate in e4 now!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008, 15:51:45 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

e4 is a brainstorming and hacking pool for the next generation Eclipse platform. The e4 mailing list is the central point for any discussion in that area. For your convenience there are several ways to participate.

Email:
eclipse-incubator-e4-dev@eclipse.org

NNTP:
news://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.ide.eclipse.e4.devel

RSS:
http://rss.gmane.org/messages/complete/gmane.comp.ide.eclipse.e4.devel

Web:
http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.ide.eclipse.e4.devel

Wiki:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4

IRC:
irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-e4

Eclipse Forum Europe 08

Monday, April 21st, 2008, 11:36:49 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

I’ll catch a train to Wiesbaden soon. Unfortunately, I can’t stay for the whole conferences but just tomorrow for our Server-Side Eclipse talks. If you weren’t able to join them at EclipseCon now is your chance agan. :)

Anyway, I wonder if there is a general place for Eclipse people (committers, contributors, fans) to meet? Something like the EclipseCon table topic but not just at lunch?

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