How well do you know your open source licensing?

January 9, 2012 By Terry Bernstein

Choosing components with appropriate licenses is critical to ensuring you realize the benefits and avoid the risks when developing with open source components. But, how well do you know your licenses?

  • Can you describe the differences between permissive, weakly protective and copyleft licenses?
  • Do you understand the ramifications of including copyleft licensed components in your commercial applications?
  • Do you know how component dependencies affect your application’s licensing?

If you want to brush up on your knowledge, please check out our short paper on open source licensing available here.



  • kb18001

    good amount of information, as a developer, when i use any open source, i am confused to used for my project because of licensing. so i have clarified with this article.