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Redistributing Eclipse

Sri Rangan
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Joined: Dec 08, 2001
Posts: 160
This may sound like a crazy idea. However, I have decided to ask this question.

We are working on a product which is similar to the concepts of Eclipse. There is a base Java based platform and we could add diffrent modules as plugins. This is not a Commercial Product and will have to be available for free distribution.

My question is, rather than Building this project from scratch Could I use the Eclipse code and write our own modules as plugins.

I tried to read the legal stuff on Could not get clear answer.

Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
It's not a craze idea at all - take a look at

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Sri Rangan
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Joined: Dec 08, 2001
Posts: 160
Thanks Ilja.

This is the one I have been looking for

Sri Rangan
I agree. Here's the link:
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