License FAQ

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Sun Nov 10 21:54:59 UTC 2002

on Fri, Nov 08, 2002, Russell Nelson (nelson at wrote:
> jasonc at writes:
>  > Hello All,
>  > 
>  > Please excuse me if I've overlooked this but I can't seem to find any sort of
>  > FAQ or reference that gives an overview of the various licenses.  Does anyone
>  > know of a good resource that compares and contrasts the major open source
>  > licenses in layman's terms?
> Read Eric's draft for a Licensing HOWTO:

Kudos to Eric for that.  There are a few issues I've got and markup
errors, but it's a long-requested document, and this looks to be well

A few surprises in there, even for those who've been around the issues
for a while.


Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
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