Open source licences

by Elena Blanco on 24 April 2008 , last updated


For OSS Watch open source software is software that has been released under an Open Source Initiative (OSI) certified licence. Each of the licences approved by the OSI meets the conditions of the Open Source Definition but very different styles of licence meet these criteria. The most popular OSI-approved licences are described here both for general information and to help you to decide which licence best suits your situation.