[License-discuss] FYI, opensource.dev released

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at eclipse-foundation.org
Wed Jan 9 22:22:27 UTC 2019

On 2019-01-09 5:16 p.m., John Cowan wrote:
>     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.
> "Heads off all around but us."  :-)

Exactly! I do realize that I was being quite shameless in that regard.

>     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.
> Yes, I worded that badly.  I meant that there are only a handful of 
> well-known EPL-licensed projects *outside the Eclipse Foundation*, 
> which is
> definitely not the case for Apache-licensed projects outside the 
> Apache Foundation.  Wikipedia lists only four beyond the four you 
> mentioned: ksh, graphviz, Jikes, and UWIN.

There are obviously more than that, but I am certainly not going to 
argue that the EPL has the adoption of the Apache License.

But until or unless the OSI changes its criteria, I will continue to 
assert that the EPL is supported by a strong community.


*Mike Milinkovich*

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