[clug] Open Source Licensing

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Fri May 1 07:34:00 GMT 2009

I think that Daniel is being rightly cautious, but one point that Bob
made stands out for me.

The main FOSS licenses are not incredibly complex to understand, and
most have been formulated by people who understand law far better than
the average hacker does. It's not hard to pick a license from the GPL
side of the fence or from the BSD side of the fence.

If you know that it's not that simple in your particular case, it's
probably time to talk with someone like the Software Freedom Law
Centre or even one of Australia's fine legal people working in the
FOSS law space.

Kimberlee Weatherall springs immediately to mind:



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