EUPL for Italian software

Italian Anti-Corruption software licensed under EUPL

ANAC, the Italian anti-corruption authority, announced on 15 Jan 2019 that “Whistleblower”, its software for the management of reporting of illicit behaviour is now available under the EUPL v1.2 open source licence.

"Whistleblower", in compliance with the confidentiality guarantees provided for by current legislation (GDPR), allows the compilation, submission and receipt of reports of alleged unlawful acts as well as the possibility for the office of the Prevention Corruption and Transparency Manager (RPCT), who receives such reports, to communicate in confidential form with the reporting agent without knowing its identity. The latter, in fact, is segregated by the computer system and the signaling party, thanks to the use of a unique identification code generated by the aforementioned system, will be able to "dialogue" with the RPCT office in a depersonalised manner through the IT platform. Should the need arise, the RPCT manager may request access to the identity of the whistleblower, subject to the authorization of a third person (the so-called "custodian of identity").

The application and installation documentation are available on the ANAC's Github repository, at https://github.com/anticorruzione/openwhistleblowing. The distribution of the software is regulated by the European Union Public Licence (EUPL v. 1.2 https://eupl.eu/1.2/it/), which allows free use to any interested subject without further authorization by ANAC.

More information:

http://www.anticorruzione.it/portal/public/classic/Comunicazione/News/_news?id=516c7a2f0a7780424332e3f6bacfd3ff

 

Comments

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 14:17

Beware there's possibly a Copyright Infringement there.
ANAC has taken a AGPLv3.0 licensed third party software named GlobaLeaks (http://github.com/globaleaks/GlobaLeaks), changed the name to "OpenWhistleblowing" and changed the license to EUPL1.2. Changing from AGPLv3.0 to EUPL1.2 seems like an incompatible license change, thus underlying a copyright infringement. A very first analysis has been found online on https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/02/04/corruzione-openwhistleblowi…

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