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Obligations if I copy EPL'd source code and include in commercial product [message #44036] Wed, 31 January 2007 01:41 Go to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: rncabral.oi.com.br

Hi,

I'd like to know more details about the case covered on Question 22 at
http://www.eclipse.org/legal/eplfaq.php#SRCREDIST

# What are my obligations if I copy source code obtained
from eclipse.org and licensed under the Eclipse Public
License and include it in my product that I then distribute?

The answer says that source code licensed under the EPL may only be
redistributed under the EPL.

How does that work in practice ? Say, only 2 or 3 classes on my product
are modifications of EPL classes. I only need to release the source code
for these 3 ?

Best regards,
Ricardo.
Re: Obligations if I copy EPL'd source code and include in commercial product [message #44067 is a reply to message #44036] Wed, 31 January 2007 11:56 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: merks.ca.ibm.com

Ricardo,

You won't get legal advice from this newsgroup, just personal opinions.
Only your lawyer can give you legal advice. If you modify source code
and redistribute it, you must redistribute it with the same EPL license
and you must make your modifications publicly available. Any code you
write yourself without modifying a copy of EPL code is yours to license
as you see fit. So yes, you only need to release source for the 2 or 3
modified EPL classes.


Ricardo Niederberger Cabral wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to know more details about the case covered on Question 22 at
> http://www.eclipse.org/legal/eplfaq.php#SRCREDIST
>
> # What are my obligations if I copy source code obtained
> from eclipse.org and licensed under the Eclipse Public
> License and include it in my product that I then distribute?
>
> The answer says that source code licensed under the EPL may only be
> redistributed under the EPL.
>
> How does that work in practice ? Say, only 2 or 3 classes on my
> product are modifications of EPL classes. I only need to release the
> source code for these 3 ?
>
> Best regards,
> Ricardo.
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