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[cdt-dev] FW: [] Re: About Abouts

I guess we should decide who is updating the About notices for each

Chris Recoskie
Software Designer
Texas Instruments, Toronto

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Adrian
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:27 AM
To: Mike Milinkovich
Cc: 'Janet Campbell'; 'Cross project issues';
Subject: [] Re: About Abouts

To add some further detail about my role in this:

For any plug-ins that do not contain any third-party code or any other
notices about cryptography, etc., and are licensed entirely under the
you can replace them with this new About:

Any "special" Abouts with third-party content or any special notices
need to be handle correctly.  I "own" many of these for projects in
Callisto and for any new projects that I have not dealt with before that
are part of Callisto, I am volunteering to "own" them.  "Own" means I
update them and send them to the EMO for approval and then to the teams
committing.  Note that while we do want to update the Abouts for the
reasons Mike outlined below, I would also like to take this opportunity
correct some of the Abouts that are missing some attribution and other
small details.  You will receive new files from me before May 12th.

For projects other than Callisto that need help, please feel free to
contact me for assistance.


Adrian Cho
Manager, Intellectual Property
IBM Ottawa Lab
External: (613) 726-5536
Tie:  654-5536




                                       >, "'Cross project issues'"

             05/03/2006 03:03
             PM                        rg>

                                       "'Janet Campbell'"


                                       Adrian Cho/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA

                                       About Abouts








First, apologies for the spam. This email is directed to those folks who
are involved in leading and/or release management for projects that need
know about the "About.html" files that we include in plug-in

The IP Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors has advised us that
should update the content of the About files. The new templates make the
licensing clearer for redistributors of Eclipse software. We have just
posted new templates for these files that we would like to have everyone
use for the Callisto Release. (E.g. please switch to these new templates
for your very next release.)

The major difference is that there are now two templates:
   1. a simple version for all-EPL licensed plug-ins; and
   2. a longer version for those plug-ins which contain content which is
      not EPL-licensed.
Now, before panic sets in, I'm very happy to let everyone know that
Cho has kindly volunteered his time to ensure that all the Callisto
projects have the right About file format. For any other projects who
a tight deadline coming up and could use some help, Adrian has furthered
volunteered to help them as well. We really appreciate his willingness
help everyone out. His email address is above.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call or send me an

Mike Milinkovich
Executive Director,
Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Office: 613-224-9461 x228
Cell: 613-220-3223


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