Open-source license

Topic | v1 | created by jjones |

An open-source license is a type of license for computer software and other products that allows the source code, blueprint or design to be used, modified and/or shared under defined terms and conditions. This allows end users and commercial companies to review and modify the source code, blueprint or design for their own customization, curiosity or troubleshooting needs. Open-source licensed software is mostly available free of charge, though this does not necessarily have to be the case. Licenses which only permit non-commercial redistribution or modification of the source code for personal use only are generally not considered as open-source licenses.


is License

A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do,...

Edit details Edit relations Attach new author Attach new topic Attach new resource

treated in Licenses | Choose a License

10.0 rating 1.0 level 10.0 clarity 2.0 background – 1 rating

Non-judgmental guidance on choosing a license for your open source project