Questions tagged [license-comparison]

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Recommended license for small script without an attribution clause?

I'm interested in publishing a small script of mine with effectively no conditions, including attribution. What's the best license to accomplish this? It looks like the most popular options are: CC0 /...
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Can a .psd file be released with different terms if the resulting HTML template is GPL

In web design, a common workflow exists where a designer creates a web site's theme within Photoshop which is then capable of exporting the design as HTML and CSS. Once granted copyright to the HTML ...
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How do I pick the best suited license for my software?

I own a new software development company, and I developed some software that I want to sell in the future, but for now, I want to give it out free but still want my company accredited in some type of ...
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What are the essential differences between the BSD and MIT licences?

There are many articles out there which cover the topic in length and breadth, but so far I haven't found a nice, concise answer to the question. What are the most important differences between the ...
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Is there a software license that doesn't distinguish between source code and raw data?

Is there a software license that doesn't distinguish between source code and raw data (as two different types of computer memorized data [computer data]), so that every piece of computer data could be ...
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What is the difference between GPL + Classpath exception vs LGPL

Java and a few java libraries provide a "classpath" exception. To me, this seems similar to the LGPL's linking exceptions. What is the difference between the GPL with a classpath exception and the ...
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Is it more accurate to compare CC BY-SA to LGPL rather than GPL?

CC BY-SA, LGPL and GPL are all copyleft licenses. GPL's key feature is that by embedding one work in another (as defined in a software context), the combined work becomes GPL. With LGPL this is not ...
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Difference between GNU-GPL and BSD?

I was wondering what is the difference between these two licenses? I have looked around for GPL but in some places they say you have to post your code to public and in some places they say you don't ...