Newcomers to free and open source software (FOSS) might be bewildered by the variety of licenses that dictate how users can use community offerings.
For example, the Open Source Initiative lists nine “popular licenses” and Wikipedia lists dozens more coming in a variety of flavors for different purposes. Those purposes include linking, distribution, modification, patent grant, private use, sublicensing and trademark grant.
To help newbies get a handle on FOSS licenses, The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) today announced new resources to help with identification and compliance.
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