Open Source Licensing for Developers

This presentation was delivered by Donald Smith at the 2006 Colorado Software Summit. It starts off with an overview of intellectual property, trademark, copyright and patent terminology. It then reviews the most important grants and sections in any software license, commercial or F/OSS. Finally, it compares and contrasts many popular F/OSS licenses including Apache, Eclipse and GPL. The point is not that any F/OSS license is "better" than another; the point is being able to choose and defend which one is best for your project depending on your situation.

Categories: License, FOSS

[ppt] Open Source Licensing for Developers
November 2006
by Donald Smith