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Distributing modified Eclipse platform help [message #609949] Wed, 20 February 2008 23:53
Robert Lauriston is currently offline Robert LauristonFriend
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Registered: July 2009
We've got an RCP that uses some but not all of the features covered in
the Workbench User Guide.

Are there any legal issues to modifying it? I'm assuming the license to
create derivative works means that there aren't, except maybe providing
a disclosure notice re the source and keeping the IBM copyright notice.
But I can't find anything on that directly addresses this issue.

The Legal topic in the Workbench User Guide reads, "The material in this
guide is Copyright (c) IBM Corporation and
others 2000, 2007."

If you click the "Terms and conditions regarding the use of this guide"
link on that page, it says:

The Eclipse Foundation makes available all content in this plug-in
("Content"). Unless otherwise indicated below, the Content is provided
to you under the terms and conditions of the Eclipse Public License
Version 1.0 ("EPL"). A copy of the EPL is available at For purposes of the EPL,
"Program" will mean the Content.

If you did not receive this Content directly from the Eclipse
Foundation, the Content is being redistributed by another party
("Redistributor") and different terms and conditions may apply to your
use of any object code in the Content. Check the Redistributor's
license that was provided with the Content. If no such license exists,
contact the Redistributor. Unless otherwise indicated below, the terms
and conditions of the EPL still apply to any source code in the
Content and such source code may be obtained at
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