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  <td colspan=4>Allow commercial uses of your work?</td>
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  <td colspan=4>Allow commercial uses of your work?</td>
 
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   <td colspan=3>Yes</td>
 
   <td colspan=3>Yes</td>
 
   <td rowspan=3>No</td>
 
   <td rowspan=3>No</td>
 
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   <td colspan=3 class=xl81>Allow modifications of your work?</td>
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   <td colspan=3>Allow modifications of your work?</td>
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   <td class=xl66 width=125 style='border-top:none;width:125pt'>Yes, no
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   <td>Yes, no restriction except attribution</td>
  restriction except attribution</td>
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   <td>Yes, as long as modification are also opensource</td>
   <td class=xl67 width=125 style='border-top:none;border-left:none;width:125pt'>Yes,
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   <td>No</td>
  as long as modification are also opensource</td>
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   <td class=xl68 style='border-top:none;border-left:none'>No</td>
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  <td height=108 class=xl71 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;width:124pt'>Tool
 
  Project<br>
 
  (Non-WebBased)</td>
 
  <td rowspan=3 class=xl78 width=125 style='border-bottom:.5pt solid black;
 
  width:125pt'><font class="font5">Apache 2.0</font><font class="font0"><br>
 
  (fewest restrictions, even allowing proprietary modifications and
 
  proprietary forks of your project, and more up-to-date than BSD license)</font></td>
 
  <td class=xl75 width=125 style='border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
 
  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>
 
  <td colspan=2 rowspan=4 class=xl88 width=288 style='border-right:1.0pt solid black;
 
  border-bottom:1.0pt solid black;width:288pt'>Sorry, such licenses are not
 
  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>
 
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  <td height=108 class=xl72 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;width:124pt'>Tool
 
  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>
 
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  <td height=108 class=xl69 style='height:108.0pt;border-top:none'>Library
 
  Project<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span></td>
 
  <td class=xl77 width=125 style='border-top:none;border-left:none;width:125pt'><font
 
  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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  <td height=108 class=xl70 width=124 style='height:108.0pt;border-top:none;
 
  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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Revision as of 15:03, 9 December 2012

OWASP Recommended Licenses

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

  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

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