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(Trying to make a complex choice easy for our project leaders)<br/>
 
(Trying to make a complex choice easy for our project leaders)<br/>
  
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| ||Allow commercial uses of your work?||||||
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|-
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<col width=124 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:5290;width:124pt'>
| ||Yes||||||No
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<col width=125 span=2 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:5333;
|-
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width:125pt'>
| ||Allow modifications of your work?||||||
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<col width=144 span=2 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:6144;
|-
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width:144pt'>
| ||Yes, no restriction except attribution||Yes, as long as modification are also opensource||No||
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<tr height=15 style='height:15.0pt'>
|-
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  <td height=15 width=124 style='height:15.0pt;width:124pt'></td>
| "Tool Project
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  <td colspan=4 class=xl83 width=538 style='border-right:1.0pt solid black;
|-
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  width:538pt'>Allow commercial uses of your work?</td>
| (Non-WebBased)"||"Apache 2.0
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</tr>
|-
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<tr height=15 style='height:15.0pt'>
| (fewest restrictions, even allowing proprietary modifications and proprietary forks of your project, and more up-to-date than BSD license)"||"GPL 3.0
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  <td height=15 style='height:15.0pt'></td>
|-
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  <td colspan=3 class=xl81>Yes</td>
| (requires that modifications to your code stay open source, thus prohibiting proprietary forks of your project)"||Sorry, such licenses are not opensource and are not elegible to become an OWASP Sponsored Project. If this is really what you want, consider using CC-BY-ND or CC-BY-NC-ND. See http://creativecommons.org/choose for more information and note that they label these two license as "not a Free Culture License".||
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  <td rowspan=3 class=xl86 style='border-top:none'>No</td>
|-
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</tr>
| "Tool Project
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<tr height=15 style='height:15.0pt'>
|-
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  <td height=15 style='height:15.0pt'></td>
| (WebBased)"||||"AGPL 3.0
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  <td colspan=3 class=xl81>Allow modifications of your work?</td>
|-
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</tr>
| (prevents GPL's SaaS loophole)"||||
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<tr height=46 style='height:46.0pt'>
|-
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  <td height=46 class=xl65 style='height:46.0pt'></td>
| Library Project ||||"LGPL 3.0
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  <td class=xl66 width=125 style='border-top:none;width:125pt'>Yes, no
|-
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  restriction except attribution</td>
| (similar to GPL but modified for use with libraries that may be called by other proprietary programs)"||||
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  <td class=xl67 width=125 style='border-top:none;border-left:none;width:125pt'>Yes,
|-
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  as long as modification are also opensource</td>
| Document Project (includes E-Learning, presos, books, etc)||"CC-BY 3.0
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  <td class=xl68 style='border-top:none;border-left:none'>No</td>
|-
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</tr>
| (like Apache but for documents)"||"CC-BY-SA 3.0
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<tr height=108 style='mso-height-source:userset;height:108.0pt'>
|-
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  <td height=108 class=xl71 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;width:124pt'>Tool
| (like GPL but for documents. Alternately you can use GFDL, but projects like Debian and Ubuntu don't accept it)"||||
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  Project<br>
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  (Non-WebBased)</td>
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  <td rowspan=3 class=xl78 width=125 style='border-bottom:.5pt solid black;
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  width:125pt'><font class="font5">Apache 2.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
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  (fewest restrictions, even allowing proprietary modifications and
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  proprietary forks of your project, and more up-to-date than BSD license)</font></td>
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  <td class=xl75 width=125 style='border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
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  class="font5">GPL 3.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 +
  (requires that modifications to your code stay open source, thus prohibiting
 +
  proprietary forks of your project)</font></td>
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  <td colspan=2 rowspan=4 class=xl88 width=288 style='border-right:1.0pt solid black;
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  border-bottom:1.0pt solid black;width:288pt'>Sorry, such licenses are not
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  opensource and are not elegible to become an OWASP Sponsored Project.<span
 +
  style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>If this is really what you want,
 +
  consider using CC-BY-ND or CC-BY-NC-ND.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;
 +
  </span>See http://creativecommons.org/choose for more information and note
 +
  that they label these two license as &quot;not a Free Culture License&quot;.</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr height=108 style='mso-height-source:userset;height:108.0pt'>
 +
  <td height=108 class=xl72 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;width:124pt'>Tool
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  Project<br>
 +
  (WebBased)</td>
 +
  <td class=xl76 width=125 style='border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
 +
  class="font5">AGPL 3.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 +
  (prevents GPL's SaaS loophole)</font></td>
 +
</tr>
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<tr height=108 style='mso-height-source:userset;height:108.0pt'>
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  <td height=108 class=xl69 style='height:108.0pt;border-top:none'>Library
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  Project<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span></td>
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  <td class=xl77 width=125 style='border-top:none;border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
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  class="font5">LGPL 3.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 +
  (similar to GPL but modified for use with libraries that may be called by
 +
  other proprietary programs)</font></td>
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</tr>
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<tr height=108 style='mso-height-source:userset;height:108.0pt'>
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  <td height=108 class=xl70 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;border-top:none;
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  width:124pt'>Document Project (includes E-Learning, presos, books, etc)</td>
 +
  <td class=xl74 width=125 style='border-top:none;width:125pt'><font
 +
  class="font5">CC-BY 3.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 +
  (like Apache but for documents)</font></td>
 +
  <td class=xl73 width=125 style='border-top:none;border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
 +
  class="font5">CC-BY-SA 3.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 +
  (like GPL but for documents.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;
 +
  </span>Alternately you can use GFDL, but projects like Debian and Ubuntu
 +
  don't accept it)</font></td>
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</tr>
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</table>
  
 
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Revision as of 14:55, 9 December 2012

OWASP Recommended Licenses

(Trying to make a complex choice easy for our project leaders)

<col width=124 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:5290;width:124pt'> <col width=125 span=2 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:5333; width:125pt'> <col width=144 span=2 style='mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:6144; width:144pt'>
Allow commercial uses of your work?
Yes No
Allow modifications of your work?
Yes, no restriction except attribution Yes, as long as modification are also opensource No
Tool
 Project
(Non-WebBased)
Apache 2.0
 (fewest restrictions, even allowing proprietary modifications and
proprietary forks of your project, and more up-to-date than BSD license)
GPL 3.0
 (requires that modifications to your code stay open source, thus prohibiting
proprietary forks of your project)
Sorry, such licenses are not
 opensource and are not elegible to become an OWASP Sponsored Project.  If this is really what you want,
 consider using CC-BY-ND or CC-BY-NC-ND. 
 See http://creativecommons.org/choose for more information and note
that they label these two license as "not a Free Culture License".
Tool
 Project
(WebBased)
AGPL 3.0
(prevents GPL's SaaS loophole)
Library Project  LGPL 3.0
 (similar to GPL but modified for use with libraries that may be called by
other proprietary programs)
Document Project (includes E-Learning, presos, books, etc) CC-BY 3.0
(like Apache but for documents)
CC-BY-SA 3.0
 (like GPL but for documents. 
 Alternately you can use GFDL, but projects like Debian and Ubuntu
don't accept it)

Why are you recommending these licenses? http://www.datamation.com/osrc/article.php/12068_3803101_1/Bruce-Perens-How-Many-Open-Source-Licenses-Do-You-Need.htm
Which other opensource licenses are elegible for an OWASP Project? http://opensource.org/licenses/category