CPL to EPL Conversion
As part of the formation of the Eclipse Foundation, the Eclipse community migrated from
the Common Public License (CPL) to the
Eclipse Public License (EPL). This conversion
resulted in changes to quite a few legal documents on our website. This page maintains the transition
plan and the old versions of the eclipse.org documents which reference the CPL.
The Eclipse Public License
is an OSI-approved open source license.
The Eclipse Foundation began the transition from the CPL to the EPL on September 9th, 2004.
It was substantially completed with the release of Eclipse 3.1 on June 28, 2005.
Agreements and Licenses
Eclipse.org Software User Agreement
By downloading builds or accessing the CVS repository, you
acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the
terms and conditions contained in this agreement. This agreement is
used for projects that default to the Common Public License (CPL).
Frequently Asked Questions
CPL Frequently Asked Questions
Written by IBM and hosted at IBM’s developerWorks site, this FAQ answers some of the commonly asked questions about the Common Public License (CPL).
Resources for Committers
"About" Template (CPL References)
This is a template for an "about.html" ("About") file that describes
CPL-licensed content. Abouts contain legal documentation and are maintained in the CVS repository
and subsequently included in builds in plug-in and other directories. They usually contain
information about licensing and sometimes also information
about any use of cryptography. By convention, every plug-in usually has an About. If all the
content in a plug-in, directory or module can be correctly
licensed under the CPL then this template can be used without modification. Any other About
should be approved by the relevant PMC who can also assist committers with drafting an About.
Default Copyright and License Notice
The standard copyright and license notice should appear in all source files where possible. Variations on this notice may be required (for example where a license other than
the CPL or EPL governs the use of the file).