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icon5.gif  License of an Eclipse RCP application? [message #634890] Sun, 24 October 2010 18:24 Go to next message
Nikolay is currently offline Nikolay
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Registered: October 2010
Location: Germany
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Hello,

which licenses are allowed for an Eclipse RCP application?

Concretely, are these licenses allowed?:

1) GPL (v2 and v3)
2) LGPL
3) MIT
4) Apache 2.0
5) EPL

Greetings,
Nikolay
Re: License of an Eclipse RCP application? [message #634973 is a reply to message #634890] Mon, 25 October 2010 06:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
moley harey is currently offline moley harey
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello I guess the only ones you can use are "soft-copylet" ones like:

2) LGPL
3) MIT
5) EPL
Re: License of an Eclipse RCP application? [message #634999 is a reply to message #634890] Mon, 25 October 2010 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael Istria
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Hi.

You are free use any license that allows you to bind your code to EPL code. EPL is a permissive license, you can ship your product in almost whatever license you want. The difficulty is to qualify whether what you are doing in "derivative work" or not.
See http://www.eclipse.org/legal/eplfaq.php


Le 25/10/2010 00:24, Nikolay a écrit :
> Hello,
>
> which licenses are allowed for an Eclipse RCP application?
>
> Concretely, are these licenses allowed?:
>
> 1) GPL (v2 and v3)
> 2) LGPL
> 3) MIT
> 4) Apache 2.0
> 5) EPL
>
> Greetings,
> Nikolay
>


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http://www.bonitasoft.com/products/BPM_download.php
Re: License of an Eclipse RCP application? [message #635158 is a reply to message #634890] Mon, 25 October 2010 15:26 Go to previous message
Nikolay is currently offline Nikolay
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Registered: October 2010
Location: Germany
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Hi Michael und Moley,

thank you for the short and good answers! It seems that EPL is most suitable for an Eclipse RCP application.

Possibly it could be dual-licensed with EPL and LGPL, but is not typical for the Eclipse and Apache projects themselves:
http://logback.qos.ch/license.html
http://dev.eclipse.org/blogs/mike/2010/04/06/epl-gpl-comment ary/#comment-281

Greetings,
Nikolay Georgiev
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