Open Source Newbie

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Aug 31 07:21:42 UTC 2008

Deepak scripsit:

> 1. With so many types of license, how do i choose which one should be
> used or adapted from? Can i do this at all? How do we get an approval
> from the open source org for an approval of the license?

You should use an existing license to avoid customer confusion.  Which one
you use depends on your goals: in particular, do you want to share your
code with others who will cooperate with you, or do you want to give
your code to anyone who wants to use it?

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