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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Eclipse ui plugin for
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:40:18 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> wrote:
>> I need a volunteer to build the Eclipse ui plugin for Derby
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
> I've been thinking about this - knew it was coming, of course.
> But neither the ui nor doc plugin source has changed in more than 2
> years, so there really is no need to make a new plugin - it's just
> going to be the same as the older one (except the files will have a
> newer date...).
> The *core* plugin is what has the derby jars in it, and thus needs to
> be build for each release, and you took care of that.
> I propose that I will test the old ui/doc plugin with the new core
> plugin, and if it works fine, we can just change the name of the zip
> file, and then you sign it, of course, to give a stamp of approval for
> 10.7.
Thanks, Myrna. This sounds like a great plan.

If this artifact doesn't change much, would it make sense to check it 
into the Derby codeline? Then the release manager would just pick up the 
checked-in version when building a release. The release manager would 
just assume that Eclipse enthusiasts in the community had kept the 
checked-in version evergreen. I don't think there should be any 
licensing problems here, for the following reasons:

o I cracked open this artifact. It already claims to be licensed under 
Apache v2.0. Individual pieces of text-based content in the artifact 
also have the Apache copyright header.

o The remaining bits seem to be executable code. I assume that code was 
produced from some combination of Derby and Eclipse sources. According 
to this web page, the Apache license is compatible with compiled forms 
of code if the source itself was open-sourced under EPL, the Eclipse 
license: http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b

Does this sound like a good approach for the future?

> Let me know if you still want a new zip file, I volunteer to make one
> if you want.
> Myrna

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