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Open Source Licenses


01 / 2010

I like the idea of open source software. I even want to contribute to the cause when I can find an effort that I can connect with and where I can make a difference. The big problem I run into is what can I do with open source? There seem to be a few licenses out there that are in common use and they are not all created equal. I’m all about giving, but sometimes a fellow has to eat too. How do you figure out what you can and cannot do under an open source license? I decided to give the research a shot and see what I can come up with. I figured I would look at big open source projects, see what licenses they use and then research those licenses. Simple, right? We will see.

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