|[egit-dev] JGit Licensing Update|
Today at the September board of directors meeting the board approved JGit to be hosted at eclipse.org, licensed solely under the EDL. This was the decision we were waiting on before fully moving the code base to eclipse.org, and I'm quite excited by the outcome. The vote was a unanimous decision, but in particular a number of folks helped to present the argument explaining why this special exemption from the EPL was in the best interests of the foundation. I would like to thank the elected committer representatives (Chris Aniszczyk, Boris Bokowski, Doug Gaff, Ed Merks), Mike Milinkovich and Janet Campbell of the Eclipse Foundation, and Matthias Sohn of SAP AG for the valuable discussion and feedback they offered while preparing for the vote, as well as the numerous private conversations they held with other board members prior to the vote. At this point we need to kick our JGit CQ to be a real code contribution CQ and not an Orbit import, and we need to slightly restructure the EGit project to have two subcomponents: EGit (the Eclipse plugin/glue) and JGit (the underlying library). -- Shawn.
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