Licensing refers to applying a license to an area of software. Only use this tag if your question concerns the application of a license to an area of interest. If your question concerns a specific license, use the tag that corresponds to your license. For more general questions, use this tag.
A license is any notice that governs and rules a set of terms and conditions, outlining the rights of the licensee and licensor towards a certain area of interest or work.
Licensing refers to applying a license to a creative work, be it software, images, hardware, or any other licensable object.
Generally speaking, a license defines the terms and conditions under which a third party can make use of the licensor's intellectual property.