[eclipse-users] ECLiPSe now Open Source and under MPL

From: Joachim Schimpf <js10_at_...2...>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:49:59 +0100
The ECLiPSe Constraint Logic Programming System has recently been
open-sourced by its current owner Cisco Systems, and is available
under the terms of an MPL (Mozilla Public Licence) equivalent.

For those not so familiar with licensing terms, this means essentially:

  - the system can now be used by anyone for any purpose,
    there is no longer a restriction to academic use

  - any modification to the source code must be made available
    under the same licence, i.e. contributed back

  - added libraries and application code are not affected by
    the licence and can, for instance, remain proprietary

We hope that this step will encourage the wider use of ECLiPSe in
both the academic and commercial world.  The new setup will give
us better flexibility to work with contributors from the user
base, integrating more of the interesting work that is being
done with ECLiPSe, and making it available to a wider community.
Cisco itself is going to continue contributing to maintenance
and development, and so is the other current commercial user,
CrossCore Optimization.

The first open-source release is labelled ECLiPSe 5.10 and
can be downloaded from either http://www.eclipse-clp.org
or from http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/eclipse-clp
The official source repository now also resides on the
Sourceforge site.


The ECLiPSe Team
Received on Wed Oct 18 2006 - 16:50:29 CEST

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