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The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is an American non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server.
Apple Computer, Inc.
The Apple Public Source License is the open-source and free software license under which Apple's Darwin operating system was released.
The Artistic License (version 1.0) is a software license used for certain free and open-source software packages, most notably the standard implementation of the Perl programming language and most CPAN modules, which are dual-licensed under the Artistic License and the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Attribution in copyright law, is acknowledgement as credit to the copyright holder or author of a work.
Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) was a Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995.
Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.
Bruce Perens (born Oct 24, 1957) is an American computer programmer and advocate in the free software movement.
BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software.
BusyBox is software that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable file.
Clang is a compiler front end for the programming languages C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, OpenMP, OpenCL, and CUDA.
This is a comparison of published free software licenses and open-source licenses.
Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works down the line.
Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.
A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work.
Daniel Julius Bernstein (sometimes known simply as djb; born October 29, 1971) is a German-American mathematician, cryptologist, and programmer.
Datamation is a computer magazine that was published in print form in the United States between 1957 and 1998,, Sharon Machlis // ComputerWorld, page 15, 19 January 1998 and has since continued publication on the web.
Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.
The Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) is a set of guidelines that the Debian Project uses to determine whether a software license is a free software license, which in turn is used to determine whether a piece of software can be included in Debian.
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet.
Duke University is a private, non-profit, research university located in Durham, North Carolina.
In proprietary software, an end-user license agreement (EULA) or software license agreement is the contract between the licensor and purchaser, establishing the purchaser's right to use the software.
The Fedora Project is a project sponsored by Red Hat primarily to co-ordinate the development of the Linux-based Fedora operating system, operating with the vision that the project "creates a world where free culture is welcoming and widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their content and devices." The project also oversees Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, a special interest group which maintains the eponymous packages.
The FLOSS Manuals (FM) is a non-profit foundation founded in 2006 by Adam Hyde and based in the Netherlands.
Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.
Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 to support the free software movement, which promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software, with the organization's preference for software being distributed under copyleft ("share alike") terms, such as with its own GNU General Public License.
Free Software Magazine (also known as FSM and originally titled The Open Voice) is a website which produces a (generally bi-monthly) mostly free-content e-zine about free software.
The free software movement (FSM) or free / open source software movement (FOSSM) or free / libre open source software (FLOSS) is a social movement with the goal of obtaining and guaranteeing certain freedoms for software users, namely the freedom to run the software, to study and change the software, and to redistribute copies with or without changes.
FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
GitHub Inc. is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages.
GNU Emacs is the most popular and most ported Emacs text editor.
The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free documentation, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU Project.
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.
GNU Octave is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations.
The GNU Project is a free-software, mass-collaboration project, first announced on September 27, 1983 by Richard Stallman at MIT.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google Developers (previously Google Code), application programming interfaces (APIs), and technical resources.
A hardware restriction (sometimes called hardware DRM) is content protection enforced by electronic components.
The Internet protocol suite is the conceptual model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet and similar computer networks.
Lawrence Rosen (also Larry Rosen) is an attorney and computer specialist.
License compatibility is a legal framework that allows for pieces of software with different software licenses to be distributed together.
License proliferation is the phenomenon of an abundance of already existing and the continued creation of new software licenses for software and software packages in the FOSS ecosystem.
License-free software is computer software that is not explicitly in the public domain, but the software owner has not made explicit the terms of the license which makes the software fully copyright protected according to the Berne convention.
The Linux kernel is an open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.
This is a list of free content licenses not specifically intended for software.
The LLVM compiler infrastructure project is a "collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies" used to develop compiler front ends and back ends.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
The MathWorks, Inc. (branded as simply MathWorks) is an American privately held corporation that specializes in mathematical computing software.
MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks.
The MIT License is a permissive free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape.
Multi-licensing is the practice of distributing software under two or more different sets of terms and conditions.
MySQL ("My S-Q-L") is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).
Netscape is a brand name associated with the development of the Netscape web browser.
In computing, object code or object module is the product of a compiler.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open-source software.
An open-source license is a type of license for computer software and other products that allows the source code, blueprint or design to be used, modified and/or shared under defined terms and conditions.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
A permissive software license, sometimes also called BSD-like or BSD-style license, is a free software software license with minimal requirements about how the software can be redistributed.
Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.
The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.
Public domain equivalent license are licenses that grant public-domain-like rights or/and act as waivers.
Public-domain software is software that has been placed in the public domain: in other words, there is absolutely no ownership such as copyright, trademark, or patent.
The RealNetworks Public Source License (RPSL) is a software licence.
Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms—is an American free software movement activist and programmer.
Share-alike is a copyright licensing term, originally used by the Creative Commons project, to describe works or licences that require copies or adaptations of the work to be released under the same or similar licence as the original.
SLUC is a Spanish acronym for Software Libre para Uso Civil ("Free Software for Civil Use").
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
Software distribution is the process of delivering software to the end user.
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is an organization that provides pro bono legal representation and related services to not-for-profit developers of free software/open source software.
A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software.
A software patent is a patent on a piece of software, such as a computer program, libraries, user interface, or algorithm.
Opposition to software patents is widespread in the free software community.
Software relicensing is applied in open-source software development when software licenses of software modules are incompatible and are required to be compatible for a greater combined work.
In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.
TeX Live is a free software distribution for the TeX typesetting system that includes major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts.
The Free Software Definition written by Richard Stallman and published by Free Software Foundation (FSF), defines free software as being software that ensures that the end users have freedom in using, studying, sharing and modifying that software.
The Open Source Definition is a document published by the Open Source Initiative, to determine whether a software license can be labeled with the open-source certification mark.
TiVo is a digital video recorder (DVR) developed and marketed by TiVo Corporation and introduced in 1999.
Tivoization is the creation of a system that incorporates software under the terms of a copyleft software license (like the GPL), but uses hardware restrictions to prevent users from running modified versions of the software on that hardware.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts.
The University of Namur or Université de Namur, in Namur (Belgium), is a Jesuit, Catholic private university in the French Community of Belgium.
The University of Victoria (UVic) is a major research university located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project.
Windows NT 3.1 is a 32-bit operating system developed by Microsoft, and released on July 27, 1993.
The WTFPL (Do What the Fuck You Want To Public License) is a permissive license most commonly used as a free software license.
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