EPL vs GPL; was: EUnit 2.0 alpha testers wanted

Pupeno <>
Sun Apr 23 15:53:13 CEST 2006


On Sunday, 23 de April de 2006 13:02, Roger Price wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Pupeno wrote:
> > [1] I would hesitate to use a library that is not GPL-compatible ...
>
> Lots of people assume that since the Mozilla license is not
> GPL-compatible, and since the EPL was inspired by Mozilla, then EPL is not
> compatible with GPL.  This may be true under US federal law, but is it
> true under Swedish law?  Swedish law and IP practice are different to that
> of the US, and until I hear a Swedish IP lawyer giving an informed legal
> opinion, the question of compatibility for me is still open.

Just the fact that there's uncertainty makes me preffer the GPL. If EPL is 
compatible with GPL only under Swedish law it is of no use for the rest of 
the world, am I right ?
I'd like to see what the FSF has to say about EPL, but I bet they are too busy 
now.
-- 
Pupeno <> (http://pupeno.com)
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