About File Templates

Abouts contain legal documentation and are maintained in the source code 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. For further information on the use of Abouts, and how these files should be included in your software distribution, please read the relevant section in the Guide to Legal Documentation.

All Abouts will be reviewed and approved by the EMO during the Release Review for your project.

If you have any questions, please send an email to license@eclipse.org.

There are two About file templates that committers can choose from. The first one is for plug-ins where all of the content is to be licensed under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). If all the content in a plug-in, directory or module can be correctly licensed under the EPL then this simple (short) template can be used without modification.

The second should be used when at least some of the content of the plug-in is licensed under a license other than the EPL. When using this longer template, your Abouts should be reviewed and approved by the relevant PMC, who can also assist committers with drafting an About.

If your plug-in makes use of Cryptography, please send an email to license@eclipse.org to request assistance in creating the About file.

Simple About File Template

Here is a relatively simple template about.html file that should suffice in most cases where the plug-in contains all Eclipse project-produced EPL code.

About

About This Content

June 5, 2006

License

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 http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html. 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 http://www.eclipse.org.

Third-Party Content About File Template

Here is an template about.html file that contains third-party content.

About

About This Content

<insert current release date here, e.g., June 5, 2007>

License

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 http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html. 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 http://www.eclipse.org.

Third Party Content

The Content includes items that have been sourced from third parties as set out below. If you did not receive this Content directly from the Eclipse Foundation, the following is provided for informational purposes only, and you should look to the Redistributor's license for terms and conditions of use.

Replace these sections with the relevant content, as described below. One section will be required for each third-party component contained within the plug-in

Name of first package including version number

Please include in this section information about the package including where it was obtained from, outbound licensing terms and notices that may apply, and anything else necessary to meet the obligations of redistribution (and possibly modification, etc.) under the inbound license. If the source code for the package is not available at eclipse.org, please include instructions on how to get it regardless of whether you are obligated to do so by the license.

Name of second package including version number

Please include in this section information about the package including where it was obtained from, outbound licensing terms and notices that may apply, and anything else necessary to meet the obligations of redistribution (and possibly modification, etc.) under the inbound license. If the source code for the package is not available at eclipse.org, please include instructions on how to get it regardless of whether you are obligated to do so by the license.