|Re: Legal question about SWT [message #666020 is a reply to message #665772]
||Mon, 18 April 2011 16:18
| Grant Gayed
Registered: July 2009
The EPL and MPL licenses in SWT/Eclipse are not viral, they apply solely to |
the SWT/Eclipse components being used. They only stipulate that you must
provide some source if you make any modifications to the SWT/Eclipse source,
in which case the changes must be made available by some means (eg.- a file
accompanying your app, a link to a site, etc.). However you can license
your own app any way you want, and as a consumer or Eclipse/SWT are not
required to provide any EPL or MPL license texts.
The only remaining piece is gcj, you'll need to look into its terms
separately (eg.- does it say that the end product of a compile is
automatically assigned license XYZ, etc.).
<email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I'm blocked... Can I or not?
> Inside the about.html in the swt distribution it's written that there are
> pieces with the mpl license, and the mpl license implies that I have to
> distribute the source code too.
> What's the sense of releasing a library under epl and then put inside of
> it all this things with other licenses?
> I didn't know that doing a simple thing like a simple software takes to
> all these troubles.
> Nothing is clear, all is confused :(
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