Community BulletinNovember 12, 2008
There are two main reasons for the changes:
- In September 2008, the Eclipse IP Policy was changed to introduce the concept of a Project License(s).
This was primarily done to allow for the scenario where an Eclipse project may be dual licensed. For
example, the Eclipse Link project needed to be available under a BSD license so it could be used as
reflect that contributions to a project would be done under the Project License(s), not just the EPL.
We do not anticipate that many projects will become dual licensed. The decision to allow a project to be dual license is done on a case-by-case basis and requires the unanimous approval of the Eclipse Board of Directors.