November 12, 2008
Effective today, the Eclipse Foundation has made a number of changes to the
Eclipse.org web site terms
of use. This document describes the conditions under which people use the eclipse.org web site,
including contributions to the Eclipse community via bugzilla, mailing lists and newsgroups.
There are two main reasons for the changes:
non-code contributions. Right now, we have not defined the additional licenses, but in the future the
licenses, e.g. a Creative Commons license. We hope to get the required Eclipse Board of Directors
approvals in place soon.
- In September 2008, the Eclipse IP Policy was changed to introduce the concept of a Project License(s).
This was primarily done to allow for the scenario where an Eclipse project may be dual licensed. For
example, the Eclipse Link project needed to be available under a BSD license so it could be used as
reflect that contributions to a project would be done under the Project License(s), not just the EPL.
We do not anticipate that many projects will become dual licensed. The decision to allow a project to be
dual license is done on a case-by-case basis and requires the unanimous approval of the Eclipse Board of
Directors and will become effective November 12, 2008. Any questions or comments should be directed to