The European Union's open source license, EUPL, will
to make it more compatible with GPLv3. The EUPL forum on
Joinup is open for comments until mid-March 2013. "The main reason to update the licence is to remove barriers that could hinder others in the open source communities from using software licensed under the EUPL. "Making it explicitly compatible with the GPLv3 should increase interoperability", explains Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz, a Brussels-based legal specialist working involved in the drafting of the EUPL.
This should for instance make it easier to combine EUPL and GPLv3 software
components or to use both licences to publish a project, says Schmitz. "It
should also put an end to the categorisation by the Free Software
Foundation of the EUPL as not fully GPL compatible."
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