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EU: Rise In Use Of EUPL For Publishing Open Source Software

eGov - The European Union's open source licence, (European Union Public Licence, EUPL) is being used more and more.

A quarter of the projects available on the European Commission's software development site, the OSOR Forge, 47 out of 183 projects, are published using the EUPL. On Sourceforge, a commercial venture for open source software development based in the US, the licence is now selected by 49 projects. One year ago there were none.

The EUPL was written to be used for distributing open source software applications built for or by the European Commission. No wonder that on the OSOR Forge, many of the projects using the EUPL are published by European Commission and the EU's member states.