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ZDNet: HOWTO: Pick an Open Source License (Part 2)

Jun 22, 2006, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Burnette)

"In my last installment I introduced a simple decision tree that could help you decide which (if any) of the many open source licenses you should use for your project. Each decision point generally asked a yes or no question about what is important to you. For example, if you want someone who uses your code to be forced to make any bug fixes and modifications available under the same license then you want to use a license with an explicit 'reciprocity' clause that requires that.

"In this part I'll go through some of the most common licenses and see where they fall from this tree..."

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