[Okfn-ca] [Open Knowledge Forums] [Local Groups/Canada] La "Open Source Initiative" approuve la nouvelle famille de licences du Québec (anglais)

dianemercier no-reply at discuss.okfn.org
Fri Jan 22 17:14:23 UTC 2016

"The Open Source Initiative has approved the three open source licences written by the government of
 the Canadian province of Quebec. The Licence Libre du Québec (Québec Free and Open-Source Licence, LiliQ) should encourage the province’s public administrations to share their ICT solutions, establishing the government of Quebec as the licence authority.

In 2014 the Quebec government published three licences. One places minimal restrictions on
 the redistribution - similar to the Apache licence, a second preserves copyright and adds a disclaimer - similar to the MPL/LGPL licence, and the third lets end-users use, study, share (copy), and modify the software while retaining those rights - similar to the GPL."

Ref. https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/open-source-initiative-approves-quebec-licence

Also, interesting comment from Simon Phipps (former OSI President) on the Joinup page:

 also worth noting that this approval represents the first use by OSI of
 a new process for approving non-English language licenses. LiLiQ-* are 
only approved in French, with English certified translations available 
for non-French speakers. The new approach allows valid concerns about 
use of local language and law to be addressed without opening the door 
to proliferation of English language licenses."

This led to the creation of the new "International licenses" category.

Gabriel Cossette
Conseiller technique, Architecture d’entreprise
Services partagés Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
gabriel.cossette at canada.ca / Tél. : 418 254-8558
Technical Advisor, Enterprise Architecture
Shared Services Canada / Government of Canada
gabriel.cossette at canada.ca / Tel: 418 254-8558

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Posted by dianemercier on 01/22/2016

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