FOSS A General Introduction/Annex II: Software Licenses

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 FOSS A General Introduction 

PrefaceIntroductionWhy FOSS?FOSS Success StoriesLinuxIntellectual Property Rights and LicensingLocalization and InternationalizationCase StudiesAnnex I: GlossaryAnnex II: Software LicensesAbout APDIPAbout IOSN

The following is a listing of common software licenses, in comparison to GPL:

Table derived from: http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/license-list.html

GPL-Compatible, Free Software Licenses
The GNU General Public License, or GNU GPL for short http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl.html
The GNU Lesser General Public License, or GNU LGPL for short http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/lesser.html
The license of Guile -
The license of the run-time units of the GNU Ada compiler -
The X11 license http://www.x.org/terms.htm
Expat license http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt
Standard ML of New Jersey Copyright License http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/license.html
Public Domain -
The Cryptix General License http://www.cryptix.org/docs/license.html
The modified BSD license http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/COPYRIGHT2.html#5
The license of ZLib http://www.gzip.org/zlib/zlib_license.html
The license of the iMatix Standard Function Library -
The W3C Software Notice and License http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software.html
The Berkeley Database License http://www.sleepycat.com/license.net
The OpenLDAP License, Version 2.7 http://www.openldap.org/software/release/license.html
The License of Python 1.6a2 and earlier versions http://www.python.org/doc/Copyright.html
The License of Python 2.0.1, 2.1.1, and newer versions http://www.python.org/2.0.1/license.html
The Perl License -
The Clarified Artistic License http://www.statistica.unimib.it/utenti/dellavedova/software/artistic2.html
The Artistic License, 2.0 -
The Zope Public License version 2.0 http://www.zope.org/Resources/ZPL
The Intel Open Source License (as published by OSI) http://www.opensource.org/licenses/intel-open-source-license.html
GPL-Incompatible, Free Software Licenses
The Arphic Public License ftp://ftp.gnu.org/non-gnu/chinese-fonts-truetype/LICENSE
The original BSD license http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/COPYRIGHT2.html#6
The Apache License, Version 1.0 http://www.apache.org/LICENSE-1.0
The Apache License, Version 1.1 http://www.apache.org/LICENSE-1.1
The Zope Public License version 1 http://www.zope.org/Resources/ZPL
The license of xinetd http://www.xinetd.org/license]
The License of Python 1.6b1 and later versions, through 2.0 and 2.1 http://www.handle.net/python_licenses/python1.6_9-5-00.html
The old OpenLDAP License, Version 2.3 -
The license of Vim, Version 5.7 -
IBM Public License, Version 1.0 http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/license10.html
Common Public License Version 0.5 http://www.eclipse.org/legal/cpl-v05.html
The Phorum License, Version 1.2 http://phorum.org/license.txt
The LaTeX Project Public License -
The Mozilla Public License (MPL) http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/MPL-1.1.html
The Netizen Open Source License (NOSL), Version 1.0 http://bits.netizen.com.au/licenses/NOSL/nosl.txt
The Interbase Public License, Version 1.0 http://www.borland.com/devsupport/interbase/opensource/IPL.html
The Sun Public License http://www.netbeans.org/spl.html
The Netscape Public License (NPL) http://www.mozilla.org/NPL/NPL-1.0.html
The Jabber Open Source License, Version 1.0 http://www.jabber.com/license/index.shtml
The Sun Industry Standards Source License 1.0 http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/sissl_license.html
The Q Public License (QPL), Version 1.0 http://www.trolltech.com/developer/licensing/qpl.html
The FreeType license -
The PHP License, Version 2.02 http://www.php.net/license/2_02.txt
Non-Free Software Licenses
The (Original) Artistic License http://www.perl.com/language/misc/Artistic.html
The Apple Public Source License (APSL) http://www.publicsource.apple.com/apsl/
The Sun Community Source License -
The Plan 9 License -
Open Public License http://koala.ilog.fr/jackaroo/OPL_1_0.TXT
The Utah Public License -
eCos Public License -
The Sun Solaris Source Code (Foundation Release) License, Version 1.1 -
The YaST License -
Daniel Bernstein's licenses -
The "Aladdin Free Public License" -
The Scilab license -
The AT&T Public License -
The Jahia Community Source License -