The Joy of Licenses

david wallin <>
Fri May 25 00:02:18 CEST 2001


Hi,

The reason for this mail is that I've been thinking of writing glue 
code to be able to use GSL (http://sources.redhat.com/gsl) from 
erlang. I didn't get very far because of licensing issues.

As far as I can tell, Erlang Public License (EPL) is based on Mozilla 
(MPL) 1.0 which is incompatible with the GNU GPL, the license used by 
the GSL people.
I guess this means that if I ever get around to write glue code 
between them, I wont be able to share this with anyone.

My question is if I'm correct. If so, perhaps the EPL license could 
be enhanced to make this possible.
If I'm wrong, under what license should the glue code be published ?



hope you enjoyed all those acronyms,

--david.




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