[erlang-questions] Proposal to change Erlang's license

Benoit Chesneau <>
Fri Nov 15 12:05:17 CET 2013


Imo a language should use a liberal license to be widely accepted. What is
the point of using a copy-left license? The Erlang Public License is not
really clear on that, not sure if you have to make public the changes or
just keep it opensourced and freely used.

Even mozilla for rust is providing an Apache and MIT license.

my 2 cents.

- benoit


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM, Kalinni Gorzkis
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> Currently, Erlang uses the Erlang Public License, a modification of the
> Mozilla Public License version 1.1. Neither is compatible with the GPL.
> Recently Mozilla published version 2.0<http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/%E2%80%8E> and
> I think you should switch to that for compatibility. Thanks!
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