What is Orbit?
Orbit is a project designed to be a repository for third party libraries that are approved for use in Eclipse projects. If the incoming libraries are not already bundles then Orbit committers will work to create a bundle that is suitable for use in Eclipse projects.
Does Orbit replace or affect the Eclipse Foundation legal process?
NO! Orbit holds only libraries that have been approved by the standard legal process. Projects must still follow this process to request permission to use libraries in their releases.
If a library is approved for use in "all" projects, do I still have to go through the legal process?
As of this writing, all projects must request permission to use any third party libraries. More generally, this is a question for the legal team. Orbit does not affect the IP policy and legal process.
Which libraries are managed in Orbit
The complete list is of bundles available from Orbit is on the Orbit download page. As the project is just getting underway, we don't have a downloads page so here is a list of the bundles that will be included in Orbit.
|Batik PDF||org.apache.batik.pdf||1.0 beta2|
|OSGi services API||org.eclipse.osgi.services||3.1.100|
|Servlet API||org.eclipse.equinox.servlet.api||2.3 and 2.4|