"The Eclipse RT (runtime) top-level project could soon be
getting a new participant, thanks to a code donation from VMware's
SpringSource Java division.
"SpringSource's dm Server, which is an OSGi (Open Services
Gateway initiative)-compliant Java server, is on its way to
becoming the core of the Virgo project at the Eclipse Foundation --
an initiative underway to create a dynamic enterprise application
"As part of the move, SpringSource will be relicensing dm Server
from the GPL to the Eclipse Public License (EPL). The move will
also impact the commercial version of dm Server as well.
""Currently, dm Server is dual-licensed, and there is a
commercial version," Adam Fitzgerald, director of community
relations at SpringSource, told InternetNews.com. "Once the move is
complete to Virgo and the Eclipse Foundation, we won't have a
commercially licensed version of dm Server. We will offer support
subscriptions for customers that want to use Virgo in their
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