[License-discuss] FYI, opensource.dev released

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at eclipse-foundation.org
Wed Jan 9 21:03:35 UTC 2019


The stated criteria is "The following OSI-approved licenses are popular, 
widely used, or have strong communities...". The criteria has never been 
simply "popular".

Given that we just re-licensed all of GlassFish (Java EE) from CDDL to 
EPL-2.0, you would certainly have my agreement that the CDDL could be 
removed. I am sure that there are uses of the CDDL that I am not aware 
of, but off of the top of my head I'm not aware of anything that would 
make the CDDL popular, widely used, or supported by a strong community.

I am sure you will be shocked to hear that I think the EPL still belongs 
on the list :)

I can assure you that the Eclipse Foundation alone has more than a 
handful of projects. (Over 350 actually.) Then there are the entire 
Clojure and OpenDaylight communities, along with JUnit, Mondrian, etc.

On 2019-01-09 3:20 p.m., John Cowan wrote:
> This (which is great) links to the list of popular licenses, which 
> reminds me that EPL and CDDL should probably go off that list now.  
> Granted, EPL and Apache are both "foundation licenses", but Apache 
> really is widely popular outside the ASF. The number of EPL or CDDL 
> projects can probably be counted on two hands at this point.


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