(was licensing issues) hm, sorry, my fault ;)

Gaspar Chilingarov <>
Fri Oct 28 11:14:48 CEST 2005


Matthias Lang wrote:
> Gaspar Chilingarov writes:
> 
>  > I wonder are there any legal issues with selling products build with 
>  > erlang? Does it require commertial license or it is only for support, 
>  > patches & etc mentioned on erlang.se site?
> 
> Here is what the FAQ has to say on the subject:
> 
>    | The Open Source Erlang Licence is essentially the Mozilla (Netscape)
>    | Public Licence with a few modifications to make it compatible with
>    | Swedish law.
>    | 
>    | As far as I understand, this means you can obtain Erlang for free, use
>    | it to build cool systems and sell them without Ericsson coming around
>    | to charge you money. For an authoritative statement, you'll need a
>    | lawyer.
> 
> The actual licence is in the file "EPLICENCE" at the top of the
> distribution. It can also be read here:
> 
>    http://www.erlang.org/EPLICENSE
> 
> Here is what the FAQ doesn't say, but I wish it did:
> 
>    | There is a fee for posting questions to the erlang
>    | mailing list without first making a reasonable attempt to
>    | find the answer yourself, for instance by checking the FAQ. That 
>    | fee is one pint of beer for each person in attendance at the 
>    | next Erlounge you attend. ;-)
>  
> Matthias
> 


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