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LICENSING – FSL of Few Important Software

August 7, 2009
tags:
Free Software License
Here we discus about some important free software product licenses,
  • IBM ¬タモ IBM Public License ¬タモ 1.0
  • Intel Corporation ¬タモ Intel Open Source License
  • Apple Computer ¬タモ Apple Public Source License ¬タモ 2.0
  • Microsoft Products ¬タモ Microsoft Public License
  • Sun Microsystems ¬タモ Sun Public License
  • Eclipse Foundation ¬タモ Eclipse Public License ¬タモ 1.0
  • Apache Software Foundation ¬タモ Apache License ¬タモ 2.0
IBM
The IBM Public License is a free software / open-source software license written and sometimes used by IBM. It is approved by the Open Source Initiative and is described as a ¬タワfree software license¬タ? by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
IBM Public License:
Author
IBM
Version
1.0
Copyright
Public Domain
Published
August 1999
Free software
Yes
OSI approved
Yes
GPL compatible
No
Linking from code with a different license
Yes
INTEL CORPORATION
The Intel Open Source license is identical to the BSD License, that is, the BSD Licenses represent a family of permissive free software license. The original owners of BSD were the Regents of the University of California because BSD was first written at the University of California, Berkeley.
¬タワNew¬タ? BSD License
Author
Regents of the University of California
Version
N/A
Copyright
Public Domain
Published
1990
Free software
Yes
OSI approved
Yes
GPL compatible
Yes
Linking from code with a different license
Yes
APPLE COMPUTER
The Apple Public Source License is the Open Source and Free Software License under which Apple¬タルs Darwin operating system was released.
A free software and open source license was voluntarily adopted to further involve the community from which much of Darwin originated.
Darwin is an open source UNIX computer operating system released by Apple Inc. in 2000.
The first version of the Apple Public Source License was approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Version 2.0, released July 29, 2003 conforms to the Free Software Foundation guidelines, and is also approved by the OSI. The Free Software Foundation approved the Apple Public Source License 2.0 as a free software license.
MICROSOFT PRODUCTS
The Microsoft Public License is the least restrictive of the Microsoft License and allows for distribution of compiled derived code for either commercial or non-commercial purpose under any license that complies with the Ms-PL.
Redistribution of the source code itself is allowed only under the Ms-PL.
Initially titled Microsoft Permissive License, it was renamed to Microsoft Public License while being reviewed for approval by the OSI. The license was approved on October 12, 2007.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS
The Sun Public License (SPL) is a software license that applies to some open-source software released by Sun Microsystems (such as NetBeans before the 5.5 version). It has been approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a free software license, and by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an open source license. It is derived from the Mozilla Public License.
ECLIPSE FOUNDATION
The Eclipse Public License (EPL) is an open source software license used by the Eclipse Foundation for its software. It replaces the Common Public License (CPL).
The Eclipse Public License is designed to be a business friendly free software license, and GNU General Public License (GPL).
The EPL is approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
Eclipse Public License
Author
Eclipse Foundation
Version
1.0
Copyright
Public Domain
Published
N/A
Free software
Yes
OSI approved
Yes
GPL compatible
No
Linking from code with a different license
Yes
APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION
The Apache License (Apache Software License previous to version 2.0) is a free software license authored by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The Apache License (version 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0) requires protection of the copyright notice and disclaimer; it allows use of the source code for the development of free and open source software as well as proprietary and closed source software.
Apache License
Author
Apache Software Foundation
Version
2.0
Copyright
Apache Software Foundation
Published
January 2004
Free software
Yes
OSI approved
Yes
GPL compatible
Yes-GPLv3
Linking from code with a different license
Yes
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