|A simple scenario of use [message #9968]
||Wed, 12 January 2005 09:14
Originally posted by: azazelking.hotmail.com|
After researching and reading tons of license pages, I would really
appreciate if someone would offer help and enlighten me on the following
1. I run a software house.
2. I downloaded and installed the Eclipse Platform.
3. Using the Elipse Platform, I wrote HelloWorld.java, and compiled it to
HelloWorld.class which prints "Hello World" ;)
4. I sold this HelloWorld.class to ACME Company for $0.02 as a deliverable
of fulfilling a mission-critical system contract.
Is it a legal use of the Eclipse Platform since I paid nothing for it but
have a monetary gain by using it? Knowning that it at least initially
costed IBM $40mil and later a lot of efforts from developers?
What really confuses me is that the licenses (CPL, EPL) seem to address
plug-in development, or using the source code from Eclipse Project (like
imports, then leads to the argument of "derivative works"... etc). What I
wanted to know is plain and simple as in the above scenario.
Thank you in advance!