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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Status on conforming licenses as of RC3

Understood. The JGit project ships under the EDL. However, it is also subject to the terms of the Eclipse SUA which states "Unless otherwise indicated, all Content made available by the Eclipse Foundation is provided to you under the terms and conditions of the Eclipse Public License Version 1.0 ("EPL")."

The "unless otherwise indicated" part is the interesting part. I understand that JGit had some assistance from the legal folks here in crafting a custom about.html file that indicates the appropriate license (EDL).

So... long story short...

JGit needs to include the same SUA as everybody else per the Guide to Legal Documentation for Eclipse-Based Content [1]. The SUA, in combination with the about.html file should provide the correct license coverage.

FWIW, EclipseLink does this.



Matthias Sohn wrote:
2010/6/4 John Arthorne <John_Arthorne@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:John_Arthorne@xxxxxxxxxx>>

    One of our release train requirements this year was to update to
    the new Eclipse Software User Agreement in our feature licenses.
    We have made excellent progress on this, going from >700 features
    with a different license in M6, to only 25 features in RC3. I
    suspect these projects haven't been monitoring the bug about this
    [1], so I will list the remaining problematic features here in the
    hope of them noticing. These projects should consult bug 306627
    for more details, which includes a copy of the correct license
    text, and a pointer to a tool to help with updating features.

    Features with no license: 1
    ====================================== 0.7.0.v20100504-0552-R

    Features with the wrong license: 1 (uses the EDL rather than the
    Eclipse SUA)
    ====================================== 0.8.1

This is no mistake but intentional. JGit ships under EDL license, this has been approved by the Eclipse board of directors [1]
and passed legal review by the Eclipse legal team [2].

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