[License-review] CeCILL license V2.1 for Approval

Patrick Moreau patrick.moreau at inria.fr
Mon Mar 5 23:27:26 UTC 2012

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Le 05/03/2012 22:40, Karl Fogel a écrit :
> Patrick Moreau<patrick.moreau at inria.fr>  writes:
>> We wish to submit the CeCILL license v.2.1 for approval by OSI. An HTML version of the license in English can be found herewith attached.
>> [...]
>> We remind everybody that we submitted the CeCILL license v.2.0 in 2005
>> but our request had been rejected because of unclear source
>> distribution language. You can find all the discussions from 2005 at
>> http://osdir.com/ml/licenses.open-source.general/2005-06/threads.html
>> and
>> http://osdir.com/ml/licenses.open-source.general/2005-09/threads.html.
>> We have understood arguments and decided to write a modified version
>> of the CeCILL license (v.2.1), notably in order to clarify the
>> obligation to provide source code (articles 5.3.1 and 5.3.2). This is
>> this modified version that we would like to submit today.
>> The three required sections for the submission of the CeCILL license
>> v.2.1 are at the end of this message, as well as the analysis for the
>> three criteria.
>> The team who wrote CeCILL (composed of lawyers, software engineers and
>> computer scientists) will welcome all your comments and answer your
>> questions.
> Thank you for the submission!  I apologize for our delay in responding.
> We've had a very busy discussion recently about another submission, and
> that took much of our attention.  However, that's winding down now, and
> we can examine CeCILL 2.1.
> Thank you also for the historical context around the 2005 submission of
> version 2.0 -- that will help a lot.
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> directly CC'd on discussion?
> Best,
> -Karl Fogel

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