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Sir Penguin
24-07-2003, 07:05:07
I wrote a little program that I'd like to distribute as open source. It's not likely to get distributed widely, since I suck, but I don't think that public distribution of an unlicensed piece of software is a good idea (it's just a feeling I get).

I don't like the GPL, because I think that the part where it says that any derivative software must be open source is bull. I've heard good things about BSD on that front, but I don't know much about it yet.

Does anybody know of any other good open licenses?


24-07-2003, 08:28:29
No such thing as "good". Just open licensing that you like.

What are you after?

And isn't there a bunch of licenses listed at "www.opensource.com" or such? I remember reading about someone setting up a domain and website to list a variaty of open source/public domain licensing.

24-07-2003, 13:11:32
BSD mean's free anything.

Do whatever the hell you want with it.

24-07-2003, 13:21:58
I like the MIT license. All it requires is attribution.


24-07-2003, 14:00:45
The BSD license is identical to the MIT one, but it has one additional clause:
Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

Sir Penguin
24-07-2003, 17:45:27
Thanks, guys. BSD looks like the One. :)


25-07-2003, 20:13:19
GPL is the one true faith. :p