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Axel Janssen
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Hi,

... it is actually openSource, right?
I was just reading blog entry by Eitan Suez about "Experiences with Swing" http://weblogs.java.net/pub/wlg/1627

He complains a bit that one has to find a lot of third parties bits dispersed over the internet to get real productive. With my little experience of non-web gui dev, I share his pov. For example I realized that the JGoodies stuff makes a lot of sense (forms and looks).

Eitan states that this slow adoption of third party innovation may have to do with legal issues.
Do you expect that there will be any positive efects on growing usability of swt/jface from the fact that its open Source?

Axel
 
Rob Warner
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Yes, it is open source. It is licensed under the CPL, NOT the GPL. IANAL, but I understand the CPL to mean that you can do pretty much whatever you want with the source: use it, change it, distribute your changes, keep your changes for yourself, use it in commercial products, et al.
 
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