Eclipse Labs User Guidelines
Date: May 13, 2010
Welcome to Eclipse Labs, a place to build open source projects based on the Eclipse platform. Eclipse Labs is a collaboration
between the Eclipse Foundation and Google Code. We ask all projects hosted on Eclipse Labs to respect and follow these guidelines.
- The Eclipse Foundation supports Eclipse Labs by promoting the service to the Eclipse community. The Eclipse Labs name is used by permission of
the Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
- Projects hosted on Eclipse Labs are not considered official Eclipse Foundation projects. Therefore, we ask project owners to respect the
Eclipse Foundation trademark guidelines, including 1) not using Eclipse or an existing Eclipse project
name in your Eclipse Labs project name, and 2) not using org.eclipse as the prefix for your bundle or package name. We would encourage you to use
org.eclipselabs as your namespace. In general, projects hosted on Eclipse Labs should not portray themselves as
official Eclipse Foundation projects.
- Projects hosted on Eclipse Labs are expected to be either Eclipse plugins or built using Eclipse technology. Therefore, the open source license for
your project must be the Eclipse Public License (EPL) or one of these compatible license: Apache 2.0, MIT License, Mozilla Public
License or New BSD.
- We expect some projects on Eclipse Labs will eventually move to become Eclipse Foundation projects. If you wish for this option to be available to
your project we suggest you do the following: a) select the EPL as your initial license, b) keep track of all contributions and ensure
they are contributed under the EPL. c) do not include or linked to any code that is licensed under GPL and LGPL. Unfortunately, those licenses are
not approved for use by Eclipse projects.
- Each Eclipse Labs project is encouraged to list their project on the Eclipse Marketplace.
We also suggest each project to publish an update site and complete the project tagging information available on Eclipse Labs.