ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Making Sense of Open Source Licenses

Are all open source licenses equal? Why are there so many? How are they different? Which should I choose? If you've ever asked these questions, don't worry. You're in good company. "License proliferation," or the increasing number of free and open source licenses in use, has many managers and developers alike confused. In this session, we'll review the most common open source licenses in a simple way that will help you make sense of them. So the next time someone asks you about the difference between the GPL, LGPL, and MPL, you'll know just what to say.