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What Open Source License to use for COT?

I'm thinking maybe BSD...  fairly unincumbered.

Thoughts?
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 1:42pm
BSD (or the almost identical MIT) would probably do.  The GPL is a bit longwinded and contains some political posturing, and the others are mostly too obscure...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 1:57pm
I like the BSD license myself and have chosen that in the past.  Basically, it gives people the flexibility to do what they want with your code, including redistributing it with their apps, under almost any other license, free or commercial.

I feel really bad giving you such simplistic explanation, but that's may be all you'll need to know right now.  O'Reilly has a great book about the topic, "Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing" by Andrew M. St. Laurent.  It's available for free online at http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/osfreesoft/book/
Permalink Send private email Ryan 
January 25th, 2006 2:23pm
Or was it the Apache license I liked?  I don't really remember.  The book says they're *almost* the same thing.
Permalink Send private email Ryan 
January 25th, 2006 2:24pm
Here's a pretty comprehensive list of open source licenses...

http://www.opensource.org/index.php
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 2:39pm
I think BDS would be a good choice.
Permalink Send private email Ricardo Antunes da Costa 
January 25th, 2006 2:44pm
D'Oh!  BDS = BSD!
Permalink Send private email Ricardo Antunes da Costa 
January 25th, 2006 2:44pm
LSD might be a good choice.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 2:46pm
MPL
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 25th, 2006 2:47pm
+1 to BSD.
Permalink Send private email JD 
January 25th, 2006 3:00pm
+1 to BSD. So I can steal it and make money on it.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 25th, 2006 3:34pm
GPL 3 is a nightmare too...
Permalink Send private email KC 
January 25th, 2006 3:39pm

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