[dmd-beta] [OT] D2 Descent

Jacob Carlborg doob at me.com
Thu Feb 10 00:41:13 PST 2011

EPL and GPL are not compatible. Have a look at: http://dev.eclipse.org/blogs/mike/2010/04/06/epl-gpl-commentary/
Everything that is link with GPL needs to GPL as well. But has the link says there are ways around it. On the otherhand, I just remembered that the DMD frontend is licensed under the Artistic License.

/Jacob Carlborg

On 09 Feb, 2011,at 10:02 PM, Andrew Wiley <debio264 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Jacob Carlborg <doob at me.com> wrote:
> > Yes, it's open source. It's based the DMD frontend, I think it's basically a
> > Java port of the  frontend. But in the long run it's hard to maintain,
> > constantly need to keep up with DMD and port the changes.
> > Actually I don't know how that is working out with the licenses. DMD fronten
> > is GPL and Eclipse is EPL and they're not compatible
> >
> Eclipse plugins can and have been published under almost every
> license. The fact that it's not EPL just means it won't be officially
> adopted by the Eclipse foundation, even if it ever reaches the level
> of maturity required.
> If you want to see the crazy licensing at work, take a look at
> Subversive, the official Eclipse Subversion plugin. The plugin itself
> is hosted at Eclipse, but the Subversion connectors that make it
> actually work have to be hosted off site and installed separately
> because the licenses don't match.
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