EUPL And CeCILL Become Compatible

Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | European Commission | June 25, 2013

The French law free software licence CeCILL 2.1 is published, ready for being OSI approved and it is compatible with the EUPL.

The French administration intends to reinforce distribution of its own software developments as Free Software (“Logiciel Libre”). For this purpose, the French Prime Minister instructions on the usage of Free Software in the French administration (known as the "Ayrault Memorandum" or “circulaire Ayrault” in French) presented guidelines and recommendations on the proper use of Free Software in the French administration.

The Ayrault Memorandum remains that several major types of licenses have been defined, including one in French law, the Free Software Licence CECILL (proposed by three major research and software production centres: CEA CNRS and INRIA)