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InfoWorld: France Lends Support to New Open-Source License

Jul 10, 2004, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Sayer)

"Researchers at three French government-funded research organizations this week revealed something they hope will increase the spread of free, open source software in the country: a new license they say is compatible with the Free Software Foundation Inc.'s GNU General Public License (GPL).

"Plenty of free software licenses exist already, but they are mostly written in English, from the point of view of the U.S. legal system, which can pose a problem in countries where the legal system is based on different assumptions..."

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