Open-source licences for people in a hurry

Posted by m.jackson on 7 January 2014 - 9:39am

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, the Software Sustainability Institute

Choosing an open-source licence can be a daunting and time consuming prospect. A new online resource, tl;drLegal should make life a little bit simpler!

tl;drLegal provides plain-English summaries of popular open-source licences, allows the licences to be searched according to features of interest (what users can, cannot and must do), allows the implications of combining licences to be explored and provides a simple tool to auto-generate attribution documents in HTML so you can give credit where it's due to the open-source software you use.

For more on choosing open-source licences, please also check out our guide on Choosing an open-source licence.

And, in case you were wondering what tl;dr stands for, it's too long didn't read!.

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