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									LICENSE TITLE                              COPYING AND DISTRIBUTION


                                                              Can charge royalty
                                            Can freely copy   for copying or       Can charge a fee for physical   Must attach a copyright
LICENSE TITLE/VERSION                       and distribute    distribution         transfer of software            notice
GNU GPL                                     Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
GNU Library GPL (LGPL)                      Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
wxWindows Library License                   Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
Mozilla Public License 1.1                  Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Apache Software License                     Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Illinois NCSA Open Source License           Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Vovida Software License 1.0                 Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Zope Public License 2.0                     Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
The BSD License                             Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
4.4 BSD Copyright                           Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
NetBSD Licensing                            Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Open BSD Copyright Policy                   Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
FreeBSD Copyright                           Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
X.Net Inc License                           Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
W3C® Software Notice and License            Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Common Public License                       Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
                                            Yes
Intel Open Source for CDSA/CSSM Implementation                Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Sun Public License                          Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
Sun Industry Standard Source Lincese (SISSL)Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
                                            Yes
Linux Documentation Project Boilerplate License               No                   Yes                             Yes
Perl Artistic License                       Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
IBM Jikesos License I                       Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
IBM Jikesos License II                      Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
IBM Public License Version 1.0              Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Qt Public License                           Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
Eiffel Forum License 1.0                    Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Eiffel Forum License 2.0                    Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Entessa Public License 1.0                  Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
Frameworx Open License 1.0                  Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
Nethack General Public License              Yes               No                   Yes                             Yes
Naumen Public License                       Yes               Yes                  Yes                             Yes
OCLC Research Public 2.0                 Yes   No    Yes   Yes
XFree86 License                          Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
The MIT or X11 License                   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Attribution Assurance License            Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Academic Free License 2.0                Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Lucent Public License 1.0                Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Zlib/Libpng License                      Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
PHP License 3.0                          Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Python (CNRI) License 1.6b1              Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Python (PSF) License 2.1.1               Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
RealNetworks Public Source License 1.0   Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Reciprocal Public License 1.1            Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Sybase Open Watcom Public License 1.0    Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Nokia Open Source 1.0a                   Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Apple Public Source                      Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Ricoh Source Code Public License 1.0     Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Jabber Open Source License 1.0           Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Motosoto Open Source 0.9.1               Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Sleepycat License                        Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Open Group Test Suite License            Yes   No    Yes   Yes
Open Software License 2.0                Yes   No    Yes   Yes
                                                                                MODIFICATION


                                         Must include complete source code or   Can modify the program or parts
Must keep intact all notices referring   a written offer to provide complete    of the program to form a new      Can freely copy and distribute the
to license                               source code at nominal cost            work                              modified version of this program
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                                                                                                                    Interactive programs must display
                                                                                                                    notices regarding warranty,
                                         Must prominently note on the modified                                      copyright information, redistribution
Can charge royalty for distribution of   version that it has been modified, and   Must include source code of any   information, and how to view the
modified program                         note the date of modification            modifications if distributed      license
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                                    LICENSING
Sections of modified program that
can reasonably be considered
separate works are not bound by     Must license any modified work
the terms of this license when      distributed by you under the terms       Can impose new license restrictions
distributed by themselves           of this license (the license is viral)   on distributed/modified copies          Includes a grant of patent licenses
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                                        WARRANTY

Must license all modified work that
is distributed or published under the                                                                   Distributors can        Distributors must
terms of this license at no charge to   Provided "AS IS"--No express or       No liability for damage   provide a warranty in   include warranty
third parties                           implied warranties of functionality   caused by program         exchange for a fee      disclaimer
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INDEMNIFICATION                                ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS OTHER

Provision of additional
warranties trigger                             Contains additional restrictions
indemnification           Contains provision   on manner of availability of       Other relevant
provision                 on attorney's fees   source code                        provisions/Comments
No                        No                   Yes
No                        No                   Yes                                Users may opt to use the ordinary GPL. Programs linked with the library may be licensed to
No                        No                   Yes                                Same as LGPL with * Exception* that "you may use, copy, link, modify and distribute under t
Yes                       Yes                  Yes                                May provide additional terms re: warranties (per section 3.5) which triggers the indemnificatio
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text.
No                        No                   No                                 Must reproduce notices in original license but Preamble states that may generate own licens
No                        No                   No                                 Same as BSD. Very short text.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short license. Generally covered by BSD License but some works in the source tree are
No                        No                   No                                 OpenBSD uses the BSD license and cannot include material which includes copyrights whic
No                        No                   No                                 Same as BSD. Very short text.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
Yes                       No                   No                                 Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
Yes                       No                   No                                 Contains indemnification provision re: commercial distributors.
No                        No                   No                                 BSD license with Export Notice without preamble - may not export to US embargoed destina
Yes                       Yes                  Yes                                Cannot impose additional license terms apart from provision on additional warranties which t
Yes                       Yes                  Yes                                Cannot impose additional license terms apart from provision on additional warranties which t
No                        No                   No                                 LDP does not involve programs but documentation for Linux. It's guidelines on the Boilerplat
No                        No                   No                                 No indemnification provision. May distribute in aggregate with commercial software. Must du
No                        No                   No
No                        No                   No
Yes                       No                   No                                 Contains indemnification provision. New license terms may be imposed only in connection w
No                        No                   No                                 Norwegian law governs.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text. Re: GPL compatibility ??
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text.
No                        No                   No
Unspecified               No                   No                                 Additional warranties may be added as license terms.
No                        No                   No                                 Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
No            No    No    Requires use of Modification by You to be available to OCLC and such other licensees royal
No            No    No    Same as MIT/X11 License.
No            No    No    Very short text.
No            No    No    Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
Unspecified   Yes   Yes   Contains attorney's fees provision.
Yes           No    No    May impose additional license terms (not only pertaining to warranties) but must contain inde
No            No    No    Very short text. Must reproduce copyright notice and disclaimer; presumably can license und
No            No    No    Very short text.
No            No    No    Must indicate nature of any modification to Python. Specifies that State of Virginia law govern
No            No    No    May impose additional terms but must include summary of changes per section 2.
Yes           No    No    Cannot impose additional license terms apart from provision on additional warranties which t
Yes           Yes   Yes   Additional warranties trigger indemnification provision. Inability to comply due to statute or re
Yes           No    Yes   Additional warranties trigger indemnification provision. Source code must be available for as
Yes           No    Yes   Additional warranties trigger indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file provision similar
Yes           No    Yes   Additional warranties trigger indemnification provision. Source code must be available for as
Yes           Yes   Yes   Contains indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file provision similar to Mozilla provision
Yes           No    Yes   Contains indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file similar to Mozilla with provision on in
Yes           No    Yes   Contains indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file similar to Mozilla provision on Inabil
No            No    No    Very short text. May impose additional license terms as long as 'reasonable' which is undefin
No            No    No    Aggregate works may be distributed commercially.
No            Yes   No    Contains provision re: attorney's fees.
 with the library may be licensed to allow modifications and reverse engineering for personal use. Complete source code and license terms for the library must be provided with any p
y, link, modify and distribute under the user's own term, binary object code versions of works based on the Library.
3.5) which triggers the indemnification provision. May include additional restrictions in file titled LEGAL pertaining to Inability to Comply due to Statute or Regulation, or resulting from

claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.
claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.

states that may generate own license on top of above.

ut some works in the source tree are covered by other licenses including GPL
erial which includes copyrights which are more restrictive than the Berkeley copyright, or must relegate this material to a secondary status, i.e. OpenBSD as a whole is freely redistrib

claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.
claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.

not export to US embargoed destinations. Must reproduce notices but silent on additional license provisions.
sion on additional warranties which triggers the indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file provision similar to Mozilla provision on inability to comply due to statute or regulation. G
sion on additional warranties which triggers the indemnification provision. Contains LEGAL file provision similar to Mozilla provision on inability to comply due to statute or regulation. G
nux. It's guidelines on the Boilerplate license but can provide your own license terms if you wish.
 with commercial software. Must duplicate copyright notices and disclaimers. Right to modify and/or distribute may be negotiated directly with the copyright holder.


ay be imposed only in connection with distribution of program in object form (executable version). Governed by New York law.




claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.
CLC and such other licensees royalty-free in accordance with license terms and surviving termination of license. License does not apply to portions of aggregate works which are not


claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.

 to warranties) but must contain indemnification provision and notices pertaining to original license (See section 3 Requirements).
claimer; presumably can license under own license terms.

ifies that State of Virginia law governs. (VA is a UCITA state.)
of changes per section 2.
sion on additional warranties which triggers the indemnification provision. Specifies that State of Washington law governs.
ability to comply due to statute or regulation means that you cannot use the software licensed under this license. Source code must be available for as long as "You deploy" derivative
ource code must be available for as long as "You deploy" derivative works or for 12 months after the initial deployment, whichever is longer (even if electronic distribution mechanism
ontains LEGAL file provision similar to Mozilla provision on inability to comply due to statute or regulation. Source code must be available for as long as "You deploy" derivative works
ource code must be available for as long as "You deploy" derivative works or for 12 months after the initial deployment, whichever is longer (even if electronic distribution mechanism
provision similar to Mozilla provision on inability to comply due to statute or regulation. Source code must be available for 12 months after "You deploy" derivative works or for 6 mont
similar to Mozilla with provision on inability to comply due to statute or regulation. Source code must be available for 12 months after "You deploy" derivative works or for 6 months af
similar to Mozilla provision on Inability to comply due to statute or regulation. Source code must be available for 12 months after "You deploy" derivative works or for 6 months after a
ong as 'reasonable' which is undefined in the license.
ary must be provided with any program linked to the library.

or Regulation, or resulting from combination with other license types in which case the terms must be no more restrictive than the terms of the original license. Source code must be a




SD as a whole is freely redistributable, but some optional components may not be.




ply due to statute or regulation. Governed by California law.
ply due to statute or regulation. Governed by California law.
 aggregate works which are not covered by original code and modifications in Program. Aggregate work may be offered commercially.




s long as "You deploy" derivative works or for 12 months after the initial deployment, whichever is longer (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party).
ectronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party). Governed by California law.
 s "You deploy" derivative works or for 12 months after the initial deployment, whichever is longer (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party). Governed by
ectronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party).
 " derivative works or for 6 months after a subsequent version of modification has been made available (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party). Govern
 vative works or for 6 months after a subsequent version of modification has been made available (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party.) Governed b
ve works or for 6 months after a subsequent version of modification has been made available (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party.) (Dutch law gove
license. Source code must be available for 12 months after "You deploy" derivative works or for 6 months after a subsequent version of modification has been made available (even
maintained by third party).

 ed by third party). Governed by Finnish law.

aintained by third party). Governed by California law.
ned by third party.) Governed by California law.
by third party.) (Dutch law governs.)
has been made available (even if electronic distribution mechanism is maintained by third party.) Governed by California law.

								
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