[Linux-aus] Chosing an Open Source licence

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Sat Apr 22 07:26:02 UTC 2006

On 21/04/2006, at 5:12 PM, Avi Miller wrote:

> Hey guys,
> Hypothetically, if one were to be trying to decide which OSI  
> Approved Open Source licence one might hypothetically wish to apply  
> to one's product, where would one go to get a nice side-by-side  
> comparison of the various licences? It would be great if there was  
> a site that had some Australian legal ideas as well.
> Essentially, I'm trying to work out which licence would be the best  
> fit for a particular product, based on certain commercial  
> requirements. I know I can read each licence, but I Am Not A Lawyer  
> and I'd hate to get something wrong. :)

If I recall correctly, Martin Fink's book has some good business- 
oriented discussion of this, and related issues.  You may be able to  
get a copy by asking a linux person at your local hp office.



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