[erlang-questions] GPL3 - EPL compatibility
Roberto Majadas Lopez
Tue Apr 26 20:40:12 CEST 2011
2011/4/26 Jesse Gumm <sigmastar@REDACTED>
> You're free to release a program under any license you want. The EPL
> pertains to the Erlang language itself, not necessarily to programs
> written in Erlang.
But if i use erlang crypto server or another one released under EPL .
can this relationship be considered dynamic link ?
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Roberto Majadas Lopez
> <roberto.majadas@REDACTED> wrote:
> > Hello erlang hackers :
> > I'm planning to develop a erlang program and i want to release it under
> > license.
> > i read, in the gnu web page, epl (mpl 1.0 based license) is not
> > with GPL(2/3).
> > In this page http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html gnu layers
> > explain this ...
> > ----
> > Mozilla Public License (MPL)
> > This is a free software license which is not a strong copyleft; unlike
> > X11 license, it has some complex restrictions that make it incompatible
> > the GNU GPL. That is, a module covered by the GPL and a module covered by
> > the MPL cannot legally be linked together. We urge you not to use the MPL
> > for this reason.
> > However, MPL 1.1 has a provision (section 13) that allows a program (or
> > parts of it) to offer a choice of another license as well. If part of a
> > program allows the GNU GPL as an alternate choice, or any other
> > GPL-compatible license as an alternate choice, that part of the program
> > a GPL-compatible license.
> > -----
> > So , if EPL don't have the MPL1.1 section 13 , EPL is not GPL compatible.
> > But, in the other hand, the ejabberd2 license was released under GPL2.
> > So my questions are :
> > * can i release source code under GPL3 or 2 using Erlang?
> > * if i can't do it , can erlang team to consider add the section 13 to
> > EPL license and make it GPL compatible ?
> > regards
> > Roberto
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> Jesse Gumm
> Sigma Star Systems
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