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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Migrate to EPL 2.0

Hi Ed

I have migrated OCL, QVTd and QVTo.

I just searched and replaced "Eclipse Public License v1.0" to "Eclipse Public License v2.0" and ""; to ""; in ALL files, since I figure that these strings are sufficiently long that the change can be done without more than a sampled review (e.g. in a *.genmodel copyright element).

In a discussion on the OCL Review, Wayne was happy that a simple blast was adequate recognizing that the increased skill and care to correctly comment/indent the additional EPL DX line was not justified. Wayne was also happy to leave the obsolete "All rights reserved." and "which accompanies this distribution" text unchanged.

Even though the license change does not really merit a version change API-wise, I decided to apply a minor increment anyway. It required some API filtering to placate.

NB. Use a very recent version of EGIT to make sure you don't need a coffee break while committing 5000 changes.


Ed Willink

On 25/06/2018 17:43, Ed Merks wrote:

I wonder if anyone started seriously looking at migrating their project from EPL 1.0 to EPL 2.0?

The FAQ says we should:

Also, Wayne suggested that there will be pressure applied, e.g., perhaps a release train participation requirement.

But the FAQ doesn't say much about how to do this:

The instructions are "So, a project can use the new version by simply updating the file headers and notices."  But how simple is that really?   Just changing all the copyright headers in all the files sounds simple at face value.

But I have several thousand files!

Is everyone doing this or planning to do this manually, or via various forms of scripts that we each author ourselves?  Of course we'll all diligently increment every bundle and feature version (by the appropriate amount) remembering to keep the POMs in sync. And we won't overlook the copyright element in each feature.   Nor will we overwrite each about.html with the new one (where is the definitive version of that anyway?), accidentally replacing any Third Party Content sections.  To me it seems like a lot of work, made error prone by the sheer tedium involved.

Perhaps someone else already has some experience to share?


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