Monday, October 12, 2009

OpenMeetings becomes even more liberal with EPL License

to bring OpenMeetings in line with the License of OpenLaszlo we will switch from the LGPL to the EPL with the next release.

What does that mean for you?
- Actually not that much.

Eclipse Public License is even a bit more liberal then the LGPL

Quote from

The Eclipse Public License is designed to be a business friendly free software license, and features weaker copyleft provisions than contemporary licenses such as the GNU General Public License (GPL). The receiver of EPL-licensed programs can use, modify, copy and distribute the work and modified versions, in some cases being obligated to release their own changes.[2]

The EPL is approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI)[3] and the Free Software Foundation (FSF)[4].