French GPL-compatible License

Ricardo Andere de Mello gandhi at
Mon Jul 12 03:48:07 UTC 2004

Brazil had some legal issues regarding to GPL, mainly because it says 
for example that the distributor is not responsible for the software 
(like "provided as is"), but in brazilian law there are some severe laws 
to protect consumers that does not allow this.
Another problem is that only foreign licenses with translations made by 
official law translators are valid, and FSF was not accepting other 
versions of the GPL than the english version.
that's wy we created the CC-GPL

[]s, gandhi

Wouter Vanden hove escreveu:

> "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 
> countries?
> Wouter Vanden Hove
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