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BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8601] Tue, 21 December 2004 02:55 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: pschotte.pandora.be

I was send to this newgroup with following post:

Hello,

So, I work for a client who wants to create a windows based fat client.
Seeing their specifications I would recomend Eclipse RCP.
Still I am not sure about a few things concerning the license.
I read and hurd a lot of stuff but none of them gave a clear answer to
these questions:

1. Can I sell my software containing:
a. Eclipse RCP instance
b. my business specific plug-ins

2. Do I have to go open source with my plugins?

Greetz,

Philippe Schottey (programmer, not jurist)
Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8619 is a reply to message #8601] Tue, 21 December 2004 14:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Milinkovich is currently offline Mike Milinkovich
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Philippe,

The short answer to #1 is "YES".

The short answer to #2 is "NO".

This is all answered in the Eclipse Public License and in the FAQ's on our
legal page, which I encourage you to have your client's lawyer review.

The EPL specifically allows you to ship your work --- combined with
Eclipse --- under your own commercial license.


"Philippe Schottey" <pschotte@pandora.be> wrote in message
news:cq8ksn$5u8$1@www.eclipse.org...
>I was send to this newgroup with following post:
>
> Hello,
>
> So, I work for a client who wants to create a windows based fat client.
> Seeing their specifications I would recomend Eclipse RCP.
> Still I am not sure about a few things concerning the license.
> I read and hurd a lot of stuff but none of them gave a clear answer to
> these questions:
>
> 1. Can I sell my software containing: a. Eclipse RCP instance
> b. my business specific plug-ins
>
> 2. Do I have to go open source with my plugins?
>
> Greetz,
>
> Philippe Schottey (programmer, not jurist)
>
Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8629 is a reply to message #8619] Tue, 21 December 2004 14:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: Lamont_Gilbert.rigidsoftware.com

I agree with #1. But I do not agree with #2. There are ways to avoid
having to go open source with your code. I would start by reading the
license.

Mike Milinkovich wrote:
> Philippe,
>
> The short answer to #1 is "YES".
>
> The short answer to #2 is "NO".
>
> This is all answered in the Eclipse Public License and in the FAQ's on our
> legal page, which I encourage you to have your client's lawyer review.
>
> The EPL specifically allows you to ship your work --- combined with
> Eclipse --- under your own commercial license.
>
>
> "Philippe Schottey" <pschotte@pandora.be> wrote in message
> news:cq8ksn$5u8$1@www.eclipse.org...
>
>>I was send to this newgroup with following post:
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>So, I work for a client who wants to create a windows based fat client.
>>Seeing their specifications I would recomend Eclipse RCP.
>>Still I am not sure about a few things concerning the license.
>>I read and hurd a lot of stuff but none of them gave a clear answer to
>>these questions:
>>
>>1. Can I sell my software containing: a. Eclipse RCP instance
>> b. my business specific plug-ins
>>
>>2. Do I have to go open source with my plugins?
>>
>>Greetz,
>>
>>Philippe Schottey (programmer, not jurist)
>>
>
>
>


--
Respectfully,


CL Gilbert

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door() into
the sheepfold{}, but climbeth up some other *way, the same is a thief
and a robber."

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Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8638 is a reply to message #8629] Tue, 21 December 2004 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: please.replyinnewsgroup.nl

CL [dnoyeb] Gilbert wrote:
> I agree with #1. But I do not agree with #2. There are ways to avoid
> having to go open source with your code. I would start by reading the
> license.
>
I would start by reading the usenet message that you replied on :)

Maarten
Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8650 is a reply to message #8629] Tue, 21 December 2004 23:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Milinkovich is currently offline Mike Milinkovich
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I guess I was not clear. The EPL is clear that you do not have to open
source your own code, provided you comply with the terms of the EPL.

/mike
---------------------------
"CL [dnoyeb] Gilbert" <Lamont_Gilbert@rigidsoftware.com> wrote in message
news:cq9vac$n5n$2@www.eclipse.org...
>I agree with #1. But I do not agree with #2. There are ways to avoid
>having to go open source with your code. I would start by reading the
>license.
>
> Mike Milinkovich wrote:
>> Philippe,
>>
>> The short answer to #1 is "YES".
>>
>> The short answer to #2 is "NO".
>>
>> This is all answered in the Eclipse Public License and in the FAQ's on
>> our legal page, which I encourage you to have your client's lawyer
>> review.
>>
>> The EPL specifically allows you to ship your work --- combined with
>> Eclipse --- under your own commercial license.
>>
>>
>> "Philippe Schottey" <pschotte@pandora.be> wrote in message
>> news:cq8ksn$5u8$1@www.eclipse.org...
>>
>>>I was send to this newgroup with following post:
>>>
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>So, I work for a client who wants to create a windows based fat client.
>>>Seeing their specifications I would recomend Eclipse RCP.
>>>Still I am not sure about a few things concerning the license.
>>>I read and hurd a lot of stuff but none of them gave a clear answer to
>>>these questions:
>>>
>>>1. Can I sell my software containing: a. Eclipse RCP instance
>>> b. my business specific plug-ins
>>>
>>>2. Do I have to go open source with my plugins?
>>>
>>>Greetz,
>>>
>>>Philippe Schottey (programmer, not jurist)
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Respectfully,
>
>
> CL Gilbert
>
> "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door() into
> the sheepfold{}, but climbeth up some other *way, the same is a thief and
> a robber."
>
> GnuPG Key Fingerprint:
> 82A6 8893 C2A1 F64E A9AD 19AE 55B2 4CD7 80D2 0A2D
>
> For a free Java interface to Freechess.org see
> http://www.rigidsoftware.com/Chess/chess.html
Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8673 is a reply to message #8619] Wed, 22 December 2004 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: pschotte.pandora.be

Indeed, I read the FAQ and it states clearly YES and NO :-)

Mike Milinkovich wrote:

> Philippe,

> The short answer to #1 is "YES".

> The short answer to #2 is "NO".

> This is all answered in the Eclipse Public License and in the FAQ's on our
> legal page, which I encourage you to have your client's lawyer review.

> The EPL specifically allows you to ship your work --- combined with
> Eclipse --- under your own commercial license.


> "Philippe Schottey" <pschotte@pandora.be> wrote in message
> news:cq8ksn$5u8$1@www.eclipse.org...
>>I was send to this newgroup with following post:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> So, I work for a client who wants to create a windows based fat client.
>> Seeing their specifications I would recomend Eclipse RCP.
>> Still I am not sure about a few things concerning the license.
>> I read and hurd a lot of stuff but none of them gave a clear answer to
>> these questions:
>>
>> 1. Can I sell my software containing: a. Eclipse RCP instance
>> b. my business specific plug-ins
>>
>> 2. Do I have to go open source with my plugins?
>>
>> Greetz,
>>
>> Philippe Schottey (programmer, not jurist)
>>
Re: BUSINESS: Eclipse RCP License [message #8695 is a reply to message #8673] Wed, 22 December 2004 08:54 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: Lamont_Gilbert.rigidsoftware.com

Philippe Schottey wrote:
> Indeed, I read the FAQ and it states clearly YES and NO :-)
>


Now that you have read the FAQ, try reading the license...



--
Respectfully,


CL Gilbert

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door() into
the sheepfold{}, but climbeth up some other *way, the same is a thief
and a robber."

GnuPG Key Fingerprint:
82A6 8893 C2A1 F64E A9AD 19AE 55B2 4CD7 80D2 0A2D

For a free Java interface to Freechess.org see
http://www.rigidsoftware.com/Chess/chess.html
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