The Eclipse Public License is a free and open source software license most notably used for the Eclipse IDE and other projects by the Eclipse Foundation. It replaces the Common Public License and removes certain terms relating to litigations related to patents. The Eclipse Public License is designed to be a business-friendly free software license, and features weaker copyleft provisions than licenses such as the GNU General Public License. The receiver of EPL-licensed programs can use, modify, c
- EPL-2.0, EPL-1.0
- 24 August 2017
- Eclipse Foundation
The Eclipse Public License (EPL) is the fundamental license under which Eclipse projects are released.  Some projects require dual licensing, for which the Eclipse Distribution License (EDL) is available, although use of this license must be applied for and is considered on a case-by-case basis.
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The Eclipse SDK codebase was originally distributed under the CPL. The EPL 1.0 was derived from CPL version 1.0. As a result, much of the information provided in the Common Public License (CPL) Frequently Asked Questions document is relevant to the EPL, as well. The purpose of this FAQ is to highlight the differences.
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- History of The Eclipse Public License
- Eclipse Public License: Key Provisions
- 1.0 vs. Epl-2.0
- Eclipse Public License vs. Other Weak Copyleft Licenses
- Eclipse Public License: The Bottom Line
The original version 1.0 of the Eclipse Public License was based on IBM’s Common Public License (CPL). There were two primary differences between the CPL and EPL-1.0. 1. IBM served as the agreement steward for the CPL, while the Eclipse Foundation is the agreement steward for the EPL 2. The EPL removed the following sentence from the CPL that cover...
As a weak copyleft license, the EPL is a middle ground of sorts between permissive options (like the MIT License or Apache License 2.0) and strong copyleft licenses (like GPL v2 and GPL v3.) A core requirement of the EPL — one that’s not part of permissive licenses — is that derivative works of EPL-licensed code must also be licensed under the EPL....
As mentioned, the Eclipse Public License has a lot in common with other popular weak copyleft licenses like the LGPL and Mozilla Public License 2.0, but there are a handful of notable differences.
As a weak copyleft license, the EPL fills a gap between permissive and strong copyleft licenses. Although the EPL doesn’t rival the MIT or Apache 2.0 Licenses in popularity, several well-known projects are licensed under it. These include: 1. Eclipse’s Jetty Project 2. Eclipse’s Golo Language 3. Clojure (licensed under EPL-1.0) 4. AT&T’s Software T...
Zënia e Hënës (Eklipsi) Në programim kompjuteri, Eclipse është një mjedis të integruar të zhvillimit (IDE). Ajo përmban një workspace bazë dhe një plug-in e sistemit të zgjeruar për customizing mjedisin. Shkruar kryesisht në Java, Eclipse mund të përdoret për të zhvilluar aplikacione. Me anë të ndryshme plug-ins, Eclipse ...