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:

GPL-Compatible, Free Software Licenses
The GNU General Public License, or GNU GPL for short
The GNU Lesser General Public License, or GNU LGPL for short
The license of Guile -
The license of the run-time units of the GNU Ada compiler -
The X11 license
Expat license
Standard ML of New Jersey Copyright License
Public Domain -
The Cryptix General License
The modified BSD license
The license of ZLib
The license of the iMatix Standard Function Library -
The W3C Software Notice and License
The Berkeley Database License
The OpenLDAP License, Version 2.7
The License of Python 1.6a2 and earlier versions
The License of Python 2.0.1, 2.1.1, and newer versions
The Perl License -
The Clarified Artistic License
The Artistic License, 2.0 -
The Zope Public License version 2.0
The Intel Open Source License (as published by OSI)
GPL-Incompatible, Free Software Licenses
The Arphic Public License
The original BSD license
The Apache License, Version 1.0
The Apache License, Version 1.1
The Zope Public License version 1
The license of xinetd]
The License of Python 1.6b1 and later versions, through 2.0 and 2.1
The old OpenLDAP License, Version 2.3 -
The license of Vim, Version 5.7 -
IBM Public License, Version 1.0
Common Public License Version 0.5
The Phorum License, Version 1.2
The LaTeX Project Public License -
The Mozilla Public License (MPL)
The Netizen Open Source License (NOSL), Version 1.0
The Interbase Public License, Version 1.0
The Sun Public License
The Netscape Public License (NPL)
The Jabber Open Source License, Version 1.0
The Sun Industry Standards Source License 1.0
The Q Public License (QPL), Version 1.0
The FreeType license -
The PHP License, Version 2.02
Non-Free Software Licenses
The (Original) Artistic License
The Apple Public Source License (APSL)
The Sun Community Source License -
The Plan 9 License -
Open Public License
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 -