Open source license
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<legal> Any document that attempts to specify open source
usage and distribution of software. These licenses are
usually drafted by experts and are likely to be more legally
sound than one a programmer could write. However, loopholes
Here is a non-exhaustive list of open source licenses:
1. Public Domain - No license.
2. BSD License - An early open source license
3. General Public License (GPL) - The copyleft license of
the Free Software Foundation. Used for GNU software and
much of Linux.
4. Artistic License (http://my-opensource.org/Artistic.txt) Less restrictive
than the GPL, permitted by Perl in addition to the GPL.
5. Mozilla Public Licenses (http://mozilla.org/MPL/).
(MPL, MozPL) and Netscape Public License (NPL).
["Open Sources", pub. O'Reilly, full text (http://oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/perens.html)].
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