[erlang-questions] Getting OSI approval for the Erlang Public License

Vik Olliver <>
Wed Feb 24 20:53:28 CET 2010


Martti Kuparinen wrote:
> Has there been any attempt to submit the EPL 
> (http://www.erlang.org/EPLICENSE) for OSI 
> (http://www.opensource.org/approval) review?
> 
> Personally I don't care about this but I'm updating the Erlang package 
> in NetBSD pkgsrc and someone raised a question about the OSI/FSF 
> approval status...

I do care. There are a number of competitions and awards that encourage 
program development which are only applicable to OSI-licenced software. 
It'd be a shame if Erlang was excluded from those. Plus government 
procurement is starting to move towards projects using OSI-approved 
licences.

Vik :v)


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