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The new checker Compatibility JoinUp licenses

23 November 2020

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The European platform JoinUp has submitted its compatibility Checker to evaluate the possibility of combining the source code obtained under different licenses and to distribute it.

A year ago, JoinUp (Opens in new window)  (la plataforma europea que tiene como objetivo compartir y reutilizar soluciones de interoperabilidad para administraciones públicas, empresas y ciudadanos) presentó el  Wizard Joinup licensing (Opens in new window) (JLA) that, as of today, analyzes now over 50 licenses open.

The main innovation of JLA is the possibility of selecting open licenses depending on its content, but also stands out as an example of synergy with the project SPDX of the founding Linux. The JLA adopted the license identifier SPDX as standard and is linked to the full text of the license that provides from the database of SPDX.

In a second step, JoinUp added a new functionality to compare open licenses. this way, you can select up to five licenses to obtain a table comparing characteristics.

While at this point, the platform has taken a step further and has just presented the Compatibility checker (Opens in new window) to evaluate the possibility of combining the source code obtained under different licenses, and distribute.

Its operation

Es fácil. Para verificar esta compatibilidad, seleccionará una licencia de entrada (que es la licencia del código que desea usar) y una licencia de salida (que es la licencia que le gustaría usar para la distribución del software combinado. Después de validar su selección (a través del  botón “Verificar compatibilidad”), el sistema experto del JLA proporcionará una respuesta, analizando, si se desea, hasta cuatro tipos de uso:

  • Como un componente de solución distinto o complementario (parte de la misma distribución).
  • Como herramienta para producir sus propias funcionalidades de software (uso normal de la herramienta, de acuerdo con sus instrucciones de uso).
  • En una combinación mediante la vinculación (las interfaces del programa utilizado se copian en su propio programa).
  • In a combination by merging the two source codes.

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