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This EUPL collection focuses on open licensing in general. It includes the European Union Public Licence and more: A licensing assistant (the JLA) and guidance for all IT developers, practitioners or users to define the conditions under which a...
European Commission
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Patrice-Emmanuel SCHMITZ

Clear licensing rules are the regulatory basis for the sharing and reuse of software solutions, supporting legal interoperability. The European Commission has published the European Union Public License (EUPL), which is "the first open source licence with a working value in all EU official languages". The EUPL is "share-alike/reciprocal", like the LGPL but adding coverage of remote distribution. However, other licences may as well facilitate the compatibility or the interoperability of the solutions making use of them. This collection is meant to provide a guide for all IT developers, practitioners and users to define the conditions under which a certain solution may be freely shared and reused, taking into account the peculiar difficulties of identifying the applicable legal framework to such purposes.

By Decision C (2021) 8759, the EUPL is provided for European Commission distributed software.

Last update: 13/02/2024

Joinup Licensing Assistant

Last update: 13/02/2024

EUPL - the free/open source software licence of the European Union

LegalReusable Software Components+3 topics
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European PoliciesLicensingOpen Source Software
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Ukraine publishes DIIA under EUPL

Demography and populationeGovernment+4 topics
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BDTI Materials Now Available in All 24 EU Languages

Languages and translationOpen Source Software+3 topics
Last update: 13/03/2024

GPL-2.0 facing Court ruling in Paris

Open Source Software
Last update: 28/03/2024

Country knowledge

European PoliciesObservatoriesOpen Source Software
Last update: 26/02/2024

Apache and EUPL

LicensingOpen Source Software
Last update: 26/02/2024

Open climate for the world!

Science and technologyOpen Source SoftwareReusable Software Components
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Interoperable Europe Academy 2024

Science and technology
Last update: 13/02/2024

BDTI Online Course: Session One Recap

Science and technologyOpen Source SoftwareAdvanced data analytics
Last update: 02/02/2024

Open source user-friendly data protection tool

European PoliciesICTOpen Source Software

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