CopyLeft License : Every Open Source License

Welcome to! Here you will find an archive of all the copyleft and open source licenses that have been published in the past. From Beerware Licensing, where you need to buy a beer for the open source programmer if you see them in a bar, to the fine-tuned and legally-curated Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) License, we have it all. By knowing where we've come from, we might be able to learn where to go!

This archive contains 729 texts, with 682,528 words or 4,889,496 characters.

Licenses : Open Source and CopyLeft Licenses

A collection of open source and copyleft licenses.

Open Source License This license applies to all original software available from unless the software is marked otherwise. This license is most like the Artistic License. I wrote this license separately and then discovered that the Artistic license has a similar philosophy. The code you have is Open Source. You have permission to use or modify the code for your own purposes: commercial, private, or educational. However, the author (me) retains ownership (copyright) over the code - it is not public domain. The unmodified source may be redistributed with no restrictions, provided that all files in the original distribution are included and unchanged. The modified source may be redistributed under the foll...

MakeIndex Distribution Notice 11/11/1989 Copyright (C) 1989 by Chen & Harrison International Systems, Inc. Copyright (C) 1988 by Olivetti Research Center Copyright (C) 1987 by Regents of the University of California Author: Pehong Chen ( Chen & Harrison International Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, California USA Permission is hereby granted to make and distribute original copies of this program provided that the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved and provided that the recipient is not asked to waive or limit his right to redistribute copies as allowed by this permission notice and provided that anyone who receives an executable form of this p...

This is APREAMBL.TEX, version 1.10e, written by Hans-Hermann Bode (HHBODE@DOSUNI1.BITNET), for the BibTeX `adaptable' family, version 1.10. See the file APREAMBL.DOC for a detailed documentation. This program is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, express or implied. Copyright (C) 1991, 1992 Hans-Hermann Bode Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this document provided that the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies. Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this document under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Version 2.0, 7 June 1999 Copyright 1999, The OpenLDAP Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA. All Rights Reserved. Redistribution and use of this software and associated documentation ("Software"), with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain copyright statements and notices. Redistributions must also contain a copy of this document. 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. 3. The name "OpenLDAP" must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this Software ...

GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.1, March 2000 Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 0. PREAMBLE The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other written document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others. Thi...

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A collection of open source and copyleft license writers.

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