As has been mentioned earlier it is our intention to change the license of Erlang from the Erlang Public License (EPL) to the Apache 2.0 License (APL).
For a smooth transition we need cooperation from all contributors to Erlang so that they can be released under the Apache 2.0 License beginning in the earliest possible coming release.
A mail with the title "Erlang License Change: from EPL to APL 2.0" has now been sent out to all contributors. The contributor is asked to return the mail to us and by that confirming that they agree that their contribution can be licensed under Apache 2.0 License as well.
The contributors are automatically collected from the official Git repository at GitHub. Earlier contributors might not receive this mail. In that case contact us.
The Apache 2.0 License is well known and compliant with the Open Source Definition made by the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org). We believe that this change will enable an even wider use of Erlang.
Regards Kenneth Lundin, Manager of the Erlang/OTP Team, Ericsson