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= OWASP Recommended Licenses =
[http://www.datamation.com/osrc/article.php/12068_3803101_1/Bruce-Perens-How-Many-Open-Source-Licenses-Do-You-Need.htm Why are you recommending these licenses?]<br/>
(Trying to make a complex choice easy for our project leaders)<br/>
[http://opensource.org/licenses/category Which other open source licenses are eligible for an OWASP project?]
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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 http://www.datamation.com/osrc/article.php/12068_3803101_1/Bruce-Perens-How-Many-Open-Source-Licenses-Do-You-Need.htm]<br/>
Which other opensource licenses are elegible for an OWASP Project?    [http://opensource.org/licenses/category http://opensource.org/licenses/category]<br/>

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Why are you recommending these licenses?
Which other open source licenses are eligible for an OWASP project?

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
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 eligible 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
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)