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Re: [dsdp-pmc] FW: webkit4swt status - CQ rejected due to LGPL dependency

Sorry guys for butting in, but I'm a little confused by what happened with this CQ. Was it rejected off-line? I didn't actually see it stated that it was rejected, just closed.

I've had discussions with Foundation staff and it was my understanding that there was a chance that WebKit could be approved. The platform team, actually more the vendors using the platform, have had no end of issues with Mozilla's XUL and I was suggesting that WebKit would be a better replacement and we could standardize on it for the three major OSes we support.

I'm just wondering if we've given up too easily here.


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Gaff, Doug <doug.gaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

FYI for the PMC


Wayne, perhaps you should update the PMC on what will be done in Eclipse vs. at the git repository?


From: blinki-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blinki-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wayne Parrott
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 9:44 PM
To: blinki-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blinki-dev] webkit4swt status - CQ rejected due to LGPL dependency


This is a quick update on the status of the webkit4swt OSS contribution. The CQ has been rejected due to a strong LGPL dependency of WebKit. This outcome was not totally unexpected due to long standing Eclipse policies regarding this type of license. There are no hard feelings from this team as we have a good Plan-B. We pursued this approach as we wanted to go through the proper procedures to ensure that we give this project our best effort.


Our Plan-B is to host webkit4swt on a new GIT repository. That repo is being prepared this week and we should soon be able to move forward with this OSS effort.




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