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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] Is the EUPL v1.0 (European Union Public Licence) acceptable in Fedora



On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 15:34 -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 15:06 +0000, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> >> Here's one I hadn't be aware of before, the EUPL, European Union Public
> >> Licence: http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/eupl which affects something I was
> >> considering packaging. It does have in it an explicit ...
> >
> > This one is non-free, due to Article 13 (which says):
> >
> >  The European Commission may put into force translations and/or
> >  binding new versions of this Licence, so far [sic] this is required
> >  and reasonable. New versions of the Licence will be published with a
> >  unique version number. The new version of the Licence becomes
> >  binding for You as soon as You become aware of its publication.
> 
> <snip>
> 
> Note that, according to discussions between the authors and OSI, EUPL
> 1.1 is in the pipeline, which should resolve this issue (and some
> others raised by OSI) such that it should be acceptable to Fedora.
> (Ironically, because of this clause, at that time anything released
> under EUPL 1.0 should also become acceptable to Fedora ;)

Ideal, thanks for letting us know.

~spot


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