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I'm an independent software developer and thus have little to no knowledge about licenses or general software law.

Could someone list the most common licenses and what they mean in layman's therms.

  • See, for example, its.uncg.edu/Software/Licensing – John Forkosh Nov 25 '16 at 9:19
  • I believe that goes for universities, I'm more interested in entrepreneurial aspect. – LemonCold Nov 25 '16 at 9:26
  • I'd also like to see the differences between different GPL licenses – LemonCold Nov 25 '16 at 9:28
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    Either you did not search enough (at least the first four results of google.fr/search?q=license+list are interesting) or you are looking for something more specific. In that case, please make your question more specific. – Zimm i48 Nov 25 '16 at 10:16
  • The list is too comprehensive, there's too many licenses and i have no idea what most of them entail, even after reading the whole page of text. I'm just not a type for legal matters.. – LemonCold Nov 25 '16 at 12:29
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Try this site http://oss-watch.ac.uk/apps/licdiff/ It's a Licence differentiator of various Free & Open source licenses.

or try this for the difference between most commonly used Open source licenses. http://choosealicense.com/licenses/

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