CPL and EPL: One Small Step Towards Reducing License Proliferation

Article Source FOSSBazaar
April 20, 2009, 10:58 am

Eclipse and IBM have taken a step to reduce license proliferation: “License proliferation has been a hot topic amongst the open source community for the past couple of years. I am happy to report that the Eclipse Foundation and IBM have collaborated to do our bit to help by superseding the Common Public License (CPL) with the Eclipse Public License (EPL). This means that the CPL will no longer be considered an active open source license.”