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Software license

Where find info on licence issue?


List of FOSS licences




Reporting Violation



MPL (Mozilla public license)

CPL (Common Public License):

Compration of FOSS licences

Need to hold author signature.
This meen that you can not remove notice by whos done original work.
Need to mark changes.

This meen that you must say that part is original product that part is your changes.

Typically this can be done by distributing original sources and patches for them or describe what source file you cange and how (for example this sometimes done in CHANGELOG files).

In any way when precedent occur you must prove that part of work is your.

Need rename derivative work.

This meen that you derivative work must have another name that original.

Usually author in such way hold their users from derivative foreign toys based on thier work.

This meen that any derivative work must be covered by save licence as original.
Licence can be changed.
This meen is can text of original licence changed.

How to apply license?

Creative commons license, put to file:

This publication is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

For full details of the license, please refer to the following:

or like this:

Copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007 Random Newbie, under a Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike (3.0) license.

or like this:

This book is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 license available from
http://www.creativecommons.org/. Accordingly, you are free to copy,
distribute, display, and perform the work under the following conditions:
(1) you must give the original author credit, (2) you may not use this work
for commercial purposes, and (3) you may not alter, transform, or build upon
this work.

or like this:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs
License. A summary of the license is given below, followed by the full legal

You are free:
 · to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
 · to make commercial use of the work
Under the following conditions:
Attribution. You must give the original author credit.
No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
 · For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license
 terms of this work.
 · Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the
 copyright holder.
Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

Creative Commons Legal Code

Attribution No-Derivs 2.0

Links to Creative Commons License:

Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)
Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)
Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)
Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)
Attribution (by)

What is FLOSS?

Free/Libre/Open Source Software. See

What licences are FLOSS compotable?

License name                    Version(s)/Copyright Date
Academic Free License           2.0
Apache Software License         1.0/1.1/2.0
Apple Public Source License     2.0
Artistic license                From Perl 5.8.0
BSD license                     "July 22 1999"
Common Public License           1.0
GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL)   2.0/2.1
IBM Public License, Version     1.0
Jabber Open Source License      1.0
MIT License (As listed in file MIT-License.txt) -
Mozilla Public License (MPL)    1.0/1.1
Open Software License           2.0
OpenSSL license (with original SSLeay license)  "2003" ("1998")
PHP License                     3.0
Python license (CNRI Python License)    -
Python Software Foundation License      2.1.1
Sleepycat License               "1999"
W3C License                     "2001"
X11 License                     "2001"
Zlib/libpng License             -
Zope Public License             2.0/2.1