[Coin-announce] [Coin-discuss] IBM passes open-source license baton to Eclipse
ladanyi at us.ibm.com
Fri Apr 17 13:10:38 EDT 2009
CPL (and EPL) are not proprietary. It is open source and is approved
by the Open Source Initiative, moreover as it's in the OSI's list of
"Licenses that are popular and widely used or with strong
communities". However, it is incompatible with the GPL. According to
the incompatibility arises from a "choice of law" clause (the license
is governed b ythe laws of NY) and because it has "weak copyleft" (I'm
not sure exactly what that is).
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Andrew Makhorin wrote:
> Sorry for my possible misunderstanding.
> I am just wondering if the Eclipse Public License (EPL) makes the
> Coin-OR software compatible with the GNU GPL license, or nevertheless
> the Coin-OR remains proprietary. Thanks.
> Andrew Makhorin
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