Request for approval: EUPL (European Union Public Licence)

David Woolley forums at
Sat Mar 15 11:20:59 UTC 2008

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Ian Vernon wrote:

> I wonder if there is a need for OSI to approve any version of the license
> since it already came into law in 2007 and considering what is intended for:

That doesn't make sense.  It is possible for statute to make it 
impossible to have an open source licence within a jurisdiction.  It is 
not possible for statute to make a licence be open source in any way 
that anyone outside that jurisdiction would accept it to be open source 
unless the licence is actually open source, and give or take arguments 
about trade marks, OSI is the arbiter of whether or not it is open source.

If you were to think the licence intent were fundamentally contrary to 
open source, you could make a case for OSI not considering, of course, 
but the implication of saying no need to approve is that is somehow de 
jure open source.

David Woolley
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