[forge-dev] [RESONSE NEEDED] Changing Forge License from LGPL to EPL

Lincoln Baxter, III lincolnbaxter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 12:47:34 EDT 2012

Hi Everyone,

We would like to change Forge from the LGPL license to the EPL license;
this will remove the restriction on Plugin licensing which currently
requires Plugins to be written with a compatible open-source license. We
don't want to restrict how people can develop and distribute plugins, and
the EPL license is much more permissive in this regard; while maintaining
the same open-source requirements for the core Forge framework itself,
plugins may be developed under any license a person would wish to use.

Before we this change, if you have any objections, please *reply now*; if
you are in agreement, please respond to this email stating,* "I approve of
the change to EPL."*

*Additionally*, the reason we need to ask for this permission is because
some of our contributors have not yet signed the JBoss CLA for Forge. Once
we change to EPL, the CLA will not be necessary :)

Thanks all,
Lincoln Baxter, III
"Simpler is better."
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