[erlang-questions] Commercial Erlang application licence question

Joe Armstrong <>
Tue Oct 11 13:40:02 CEST 2011


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Nick <> wrote:
> Thanks Joe and Daniel.
> Would the same apply to beam files as well? We will essentially distribute
> beam files, which end user will run using Erlang distribution.
> Nick

Yes

/Joe


>
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:12 AM, Nick <> wrote:
>> > What kind of licence would apply to programs (for commercial use, and
>> > closed
>> > source) written in Erlang? Does code need to be shared and under what
>> > licence?
>>
>> You decide this - for code you write and distribute that is not derived
>> from other licensed code you decide the licensing conditions.
>>
>> If you modify and distribute individual files in the Erlang distribution
>> you will have to comply with the licence that pertains to these files.
>>
>> /Joe
>>
>> >
>> > No Erlang libraries/files are touched.
>> >
>> > Just need to be extra sure of licence terms of Erlang. (Essentially
>> > means
>> > distributing set of text files with .erl, that follows Erlang
>> > programming
>> > principles and key-words, but I am not legal expert myself:)
>> >
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