[Linux-aus] Chosing an Open Source licence

Matthew Hannigan mlh at zip.com.au
Sat Apr 22 21:07:02 UTC 2006

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 05:12:21PM +1000, 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. :)

I'd start with http://creativecommons.org/ and http://opensource.org/

For Australian legal issues, try agimo, e.g. 

You might also try http://www.austlii.edu.au/
but I admit a little searching didn't get me much.


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