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

Daniel Sachse sachsedaniel at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 22 11:12:09 EDT 2012

I approve of the change to EPL.

Am 21.06.2012 um 18:47 schrieb Lincoln Baxter, III:

> 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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