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How well do you know your open source licensing?

January 09, 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.

 

 

Tags: Sonatype Says, licensing, Open Source, AppSec Spotlight

Written by Terry Bernstein

Terry is the former Director of Product Marketing at Sonatype. He is now the Director of Product Management at Verisign.