FYI: New revision of the Zope Public License

Paul Everitt paul at
Thu Feb 15 20:38:05 UTC 2001

Hello to all.  We at Zope Corporation have finished a final draft of a 
major update to the Zope Public License:

This license was derived from the previous ZPL 1.0 (and 1.1) license, 
which received an OSI stamp of approval almost two years ago, before the 
OSI started this more official process.  The original ZPL was very close 
in spirit to the Apache license.

The major goal of the license change has been to become GPL compatible. 
  Thanks to the work and cooperation between Hadar Pedhazur (our board 
chairman) and Richard Stallman, we're pleased to say that Richard has 
certified this license text as being GPL compatible.

Please feel free to mention any of the names discussed herein (my name, 
Hadar's name, Zope Corporation, etc.) on the license-discuss mailing 
list.  However, please make sure that any replies to us cc the 
zope-license at mailing list.  (This is a private alias shared by 
Hadar and me.)

Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you!


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