French GPL-compatible License

Wouter Vanden hove wouter.vanden.hove at
Mon Jul 12 03:32:08 UTC 2004

"France lends support to new open-source license
CeCILL license, compatible with GNU GPL, aims to be better suited for 
French laws"

What does FSFE-supporters think about this?

Creative Commons has a strong-copyleft license (Share-Alike) which they 
are translating and adapting to local laws.

Why doesn't FSFEurope adopt a same strategy?
Why would European government or public institutions release their own 
software under a GPL that is only partially valid in many european 

Wouter Vanden Hove

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