Monday, June 23, 2008

IDE re-license from ASL to EPL

We are looking to re-license our Eclipse IDE code from Apache Software License to Eclipse Public License. The reason for this is to simply align with the bulk of the Eclipse projects out there, to make bundling, deployment and code re-use much easier. The runtime work will remain as ASL.

I don't consider this change any issue as the EPL license is not a controversial one, unlike the LGPL. If anyone can see any issues I guess we can always dual license under ASL and EPL, but I don't want to needlessly confuse things.

I'm looking for community feedback on this before I do the change.

Mark