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

Ryan Bradley rbradley at redhat.com
Thu Jun 21 12:51:57 EDT 2012

I approve of the change to EPL.

On 06/21/2012 12:47 PM, Lincoln Baxter, III wrote:
> 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
> http://ocpsoft.org
> "Simpler is better."
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