First ever Open Source licence translated into 21 EU languages!

European Union Public Licence v1.0 (EUPL) is almost localised in 27 languages! Already 23 are available but not published already. EUPL is a European Commission (EC) Open Source licence aimed to allow (at least) the EC to release Open Source Software on a legally recognised basis. Many countries have already discussing the choice of publishing their applications under this licence (France, Spain…) The European Commission, through its IDABC programme, has already released several applications:

  1. an on-line collaboration server: Communication and Information Resource Centre Administrator (CIRCA), a forum like application used by the European Commission, the Member States and the European Commission’ contractors; public access is also available.
  2. an on-line tool IPM that provides functionalities for “Interactive Policy Making”, a survey-like application

This is a great opportunity for Public Administrations to get an Open Source licence

  1. transposed into their national law,
  2. translated into their native language,
  3. targeted for European public sector legal services with:
    1. Full « European » copyright coverage (communication / moral rights)
    2. EU compatible liability and warranty clauses
    3. EU compatible applicable law and jurisdiction clauses
  4. Compatible with GPL
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