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Affero - General Public License
Copyleft license, derived from the GNU-GPL, designed to protect software distributed as web services.
Aladdin Free Public License (AFPL)
For Ghostscript, by Aladdin Enterprises.
Aleph license
Programming language free for personal or commercial use.
Amoeba copyright notice
A free software OS.
Amulet License Agreement
CMU Amulet Toolkit License Agreement.
Apache Server License
Also in the source code.
Apple/Disney: Squeak license
Project and license ran unchanged and uninterrupted even during transition to different corporation.
Apple: Apple Public Source License (APSL)
Apple's license for software released as source code.
Bixoft Public License
A proposal for an Open Source license that clearly distinguishes between software programs and programming tools.
BSD: 4.4BSD Copyright
License for 4.4BSD.
BSD: FreeBSD Copyright
License for FreeBSD operating system.
BSD: NetBSD Licensing and Redistribution
License patterned after FreeBSD Copyright.
BSD: OpenBSD Copyright Policy
License and background on Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group copyrights.
Christian Software Public License (CSPL)
Christianized variant of BSD license.
Commercially Restricted Open Source License
AN open source license designed to allow community development within a business framework.
Creative Commons
A non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright. Offering work under a Creative Commons license does not mean giving up copyright. It means offering some of an author's rights to any taker, and only on certain conditions.
Debian Social Contract
License for Debian GNU/Linux.
E Licenses
Mozilla or Mozilla compatible, for E programming language.
eCos License Overview
Summary of license for Red Hat eCos operating system.
eCos: Red Hat eCos Public License (RHEPL)
Variant of Netscape PL.
EFF Archive: Intellectual Property: Open Licenses
Electronic Frontier Foundation page on licenses, includes EFF Open Audio License (OAL).
Eiffel: ISE Free Eiffel Library License (IFELL)
For the EiffelBase library.
Listings of browseable licenses and articles.
GNU Free Documentation License
A version of the GPL for reference material.
GNU General Public License (GPL)
One standard for licensing free software.
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
Formerly: GNU Library GPL.
GNU: List of Licenses
Various licenses and comments about them.
IBM - Common Public License (CPL)
Open source software license.
IBM Public License
Big Blue's Open Source License.
LaTeX Project Public License
Particularly suited for TeX-related programs.
Liberal Source Software (LSS)
Hybrid licensing model, between free and commercial software licenses.
License information for Xinu software
License for the XINU operating system
Licensing conditions for OCaml
OCaml is released under the LGPL.
Lua Copyright notice
From Brazil, programming language framework.
Lucent Technologies, Inc.
Plan 9 Open Source license agreement
Mandrake Linux Licensing
License for Mandrake Linux, based on the GPL.
Mozart License Agreement
Mozart: an implementation of Oz 3 programming language.
Mozilla and Netscape Public Licenses
Describes the licensing policy of the Mozilla Foundation, with the full texts of the various licenses, and an FAQ.
Complex hybrid license: public domain, GPL, LGPL, Open Source, commercial.
Netscape: Mozilla Public License (MozPL) version 1
Follows the Debian Free Software guidelines.
Open Group Public License
Open Motif Graphical GUI Software, Public End User License.
Open Music License
Music-equivalent to the General Public License.
Open Source Initiative - Licenses
Copies of licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative.
Open Source Software Licensing Page
Some very interesting articles on free software licensing: history, forms, and problems, seen from a commercial view. Links to some license texts and important open source sites.
OpenSource.org: Open Source Definition
Not a license itself, but a definition of what conditions a license must fulfill in order to be termed an Open Source license.
Python Copyright
Open source compliant, but not fully GPL compatible, the only incompatibility is inclusion of a choice-of-law clause.
Quick Reference Guide
A chart comparing attributes of major licenses, including the option to select your bias.
Ricoh Source Code Public License
Ricoh Company, Ltd., makes communication and office automation systems.
RTEMS License Information
RTEMS open source real-time operating system uses GNU Public License (GPL), except for some special, very limited exceptions.
Ruby License
Dual terms: use GPL terms or its own terms.
SFL License Agreement
Covers iMatix Corp., Standard Function Library (C/C++), its source code, documentation, executable files.
Tcl/Tk License Terms
By Regents of the University of California, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Scriptics Corp., others.
The Artistic License
Perl package license.
Trolltech: Q Public License (QPL)
License for the Qt Free Edition.
Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licens
Full text of the book by Andrew M. St. Laurent.
Vita Nuova Inferno Subscription License
Fee based, partly open source, for Lucent network OS.
W3C IPR Software Notice
W3C = World Wide Web Consortium, one of the Internet's main standard-setting bodies.
x-kernel Copyright Notice
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona.
Zope Public License (ZPL)
Patterned after Apache license.