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Eclipse IP Policy: Reviewing Third Party Content

I’ll start this discussion with some background… Under the original Eclipse Foundation Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, every bit of third party content needed to be thoroughly reviewed before it could be used by an Eclipse project. And the reviews were … Continue reading

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Update to the Eclipse IP Policy

Sharon Corbett drafted this message that the IP Team has been posting on some of our CQs. I’d like to share it more broadly. The Eclipse Board of Directors approved changes to the Eclipse Intellectual Property Policy on October 21, … Continue reading

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Eclipse Project Licenses

While it’s true that most Eclipse projects use the Eclipse Public License, many Eclipse open source projects use alternative licenses either alone or in combination. The chart below shows the relative use of various license schemes by Eclipse open source … Continue reading

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Revising the Eclipse IP Policy: Third Party Content

The Eclipse Foundation is in the process of making a major update to our Intellectual Property Policy. A big part of this update is a change in the way that we will manage third party content.  In the context of … Continue reading

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Eclipse Contributor Agreement 3.0

The Eclipse Contributor Agreement (ECA) is an agreement made by contributors certifying the work they are contributing was authored by them and/or they have the legal authority to contribute as open source under the terms of the project license. The … Continue reading

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Specification Scope in Jakarta EE

With the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) a single open source specification project has a dedicated project team of committers to create and maintain one or more specifications. The cycle of creation and maintenance extends across multiple versions of the … Continue reading

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Renaming Java EE Specifications for Jakarta EE

It’s time to change the specification names… When we first moved the APIs and TCKs for the Java EE specifications over to the Eclipse Foundation under the Jakarta EE banner, we kept the existing names for the specifications in place, … Continue reading

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