[License-discuss] License Questions

Roland Turner roland at rolandturner.com
Wed Feb 14 02:08:43 UTC 2024

Hi Marshall,

On 13/2/24 12:01, Marshall Lake wrote:
> I assume these already-available licenses are "umbrella" licenses and I
> can put my project under that license?
> If so, do I still need to go through the review process?

Yes, the OSI Approved Licenses <https://opensource.org/licenses/> can be 
applied at will to works that you hold the rights to. OSI just has the 
resources to have approved close to 100 licenses. Individually reviewing 
millions of projects that use these licenses would be completely unworkable.

- Roland

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