[erlang-questions] Is there an accepted way of including GPL code in a project?

Joe Armstrong <>
Fri Apr 13 13:06:22 CEST 2012

It has been suggest that the Erlang licence be changed to MPL2
If [*]  this change were to be made would it solve your problem?


[*] (please note the word "if" - this is not a promise it's a pure question)

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Alan Evans <> wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm thinking about using some GPL code in a project I'm working on.
> Namely the SIGTRAN stack from the osmocom project
> (http://cgit.osmocom.org/cgit/erlang)
> Is there a recognized way to incorporate GPL code in an erlang project
> without making the whole project subject to the GPL license?
> I haven't yet decided whether or not to make my project open source.
> My thinking is that if I isolate all the GPL code to a particular
> Erlang node then only the modules running on that node need to be GPL
> or GPL compatible, I am free to license the modules running on the
> other nodes any way I wish.
> Any thoughts? Other than the obvious "ask a lawyer" response :-)
> Thanks in advance
> AlanE.
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