[License-discuss] Obtaining Open Source licence
mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Wed Dec 18 13:34:34 UTC 2013
Tonima Ali wrote:
> I want to upload a software code as an opensource software and want to
> use an open source licence for it. The software is called QT2Decoder,
> it is an image processing software for post processing of MRI
> specially designed for brain pathology.
> Can you guide me on how to get an open source licence for it?
Your question is unclear:
- if you're trying to USE software written by someone else, it's up to
the author what license and other terms that they release under - you
have to contact the copyright owner and negotiate if you want something
other than their standard license
- if you're the author (as implied by "upload" and the currently empty
sourceforge repository with what looks like your name attached) - YOU
decide what license you release the code under, you don't have to "get"
a license from anyone - if you're looking for the wording of common open
source licenses (e.g., gpl, Apache) - you might look at:
For more information, you might look at:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ (biased toward GPL - but then, they pretty
much invented open source licenses, so they're entitled"
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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