|Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58514 is a reply to message #58505]
||Fri, 10 April 2009 11:55
| Ed Merks
Registered: July 2009
Note that I'm not a lawyer so nothing I say is legal advice. More
> Thanks Ed,
> I have few more doubts, :)
> in the org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file, i have made three changes.
> A)Change one: which is a fix for bug
> as it is allready available on the bugjilla, i can directly use it.right?
Yes and the source is publicly available already...
> B)Change second: which is a fix for
> its not available on bugjilla , I am going to put the fix there.
That will be appreciated. :-)
> C)Change third: this one is interesting here I have to make one of
> the API from this jar file as public so that I can use it from outside.
That's a trivial uninteresting change. Your one statement here
describes it entirely.
> For changes 1 and 2 , as far I understand putting the changes on
> bugjilla will be sufficient.
> But as change 3 is not for any bug and is there so that i can access
> the API.
> So I am not sure about what to do to include this type of changes.
I see your point.
> Do i have permission to include changes(like 3 here).?
Absolutely you can change anything your heart might desire. The change
is so trivial, almost like adding a single newline to a file, so I
imagine you could not worry about it at all. To be more precise though,
you could just describe this tiny delta somewhere in the readme of your
> Also as my project's plugins make use of this jar file , like calling
> API from this jar file. So do i need to make my source files open as well?
No. The source you write from scratch is your own. EPL is not viral
and does not infect your own non-derivative creations.
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