[cross-project-issues-dev] 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 to know about the "About.html"
files that we include in plug-in distributions.
The IP Advisory
Committee of the Board of Directors has advised us that we 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
The major difference
is that there are now two templates:
- a simple version for
all-EPL licensed plug-ins; and
- a longer version for
those plug-ins which contain content which is not
Now, before panic
sets in, I'm very happy to let everyone know that Adrian Cho has kindly
volunteered his time to ensure that all the Callisto projects have the right
About file format. For any other projects who have a tight deadline coming up
and could use some help, Adrian has furthered volunteered to help them as well.
We really appreciate his willingness to help everyone out. His email address is
If anyone has any
questions, please feel free to call or send me an email.