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Re: [epl-discuss] Next Round of Proposed Revisions to the EPL

Mike, one quick (I think) question. Was there a reason for the particular phrase/words "documentation source" under the definition of "Source Code" and what is the scope of "documentation source"? Would "documentation comment in the source code" perhaps be a more accurate description?

We've had some confusion in the past over the extent to which documentation was under a project source code license or for example Creative Commons. Some projects have a license for source code and a different license (typically CC) for the official project documentation (e.g. a wiki, install guides, user guides, API documentation, etc). Some projects have their documentation in .md files in GitHub. 

I was just trying to understand where the EPL license ends and the CC license begins for projects trying to use both one license for source and another for project documentation.



Mike Dolan
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On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


This has taken far too long, but this morning I posted the next round of proposed revisions to the EPL.

You can find the new version on GitHub here, HTML preview here, with the changes shown here.

For those who prefer, please find attached a PDF with the redlines.

The main revisions were as follows:

  • changed the defined term from "Derivative Work" to "Modified Work" to make it clearer that it is a defined term.
  • added definitions for Source Code and Executable Code.
  • changed the definition of Modified Work to (hopefully) be more precise.
I look forward to your feedback. In particular, defining derivative works is a big change. We definitely want to make sure we get that right.

Thanks in advance.

Mike Milinkovich
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