How do I choose an open source license?

Source: Internet
Author: User


Date: May 2, 2011

It is a problem how to choose an open source license for your code.

There are probably hundreds of open-source licenses in the world. Few people make it clear what the difference is. Even in the six most popular----GPL, BSD, MIT, Mozilla, Apache, and LGPL----, it's also complicated.

Paul Bagwell, a Ukrainian programmer, drew an analysis diagram explaining how to choose. This is the simplest explanation I've ever seen, and in just two minutes you'll be able to figure out the biggest difference between the six types of licenses.

Here is the Chinese version I made, please click to see a larger image.


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