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Third Party Content Licenses

Updated July 11, 2023

Approved Licenses

This approved license list enumerates the licenses that the Eclipse Foundation has approved for third-party content used by its projects. Inclusion in this list does not suggest that the Eclipse Foundation has determined that every one of these licenses can be used by every Eclipse open source project. That is, the licenses on this list are not necessarily compatible with every Eclipse Foundation project license, or with each other.

When a license is absent from this list, it does not necessarily mean that use of the license is forbidden. In the case where an Eclipse open source project requires the use of content that is distributed under a license that is not on this list, an Eclipse project committer can get assistance from the Eclipse Foundation Intellectual Property Team.

In the general case, determining whether or not a particular combination of licenses are consistent is hard.

Eclipse project committers can get help from the Eclipse Foundation Intellectual Property Team help regarding licenses and other intellectual property matters by engaging in the Eclipse Intellectual Property Due Diligence Process.

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Non Approved Licenses

Other licenses have been approved by the Eclipse Board of Directors in certain cases.

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