Permissive Free Software Licenses (also known as BSD licenses) are free software licenses with minimum requirements such as how they can be distributed.
One of the keys to its success is that it is permissive and it requires the author’s to attribute their work.
To what extent is the use of permissive free software license standardised?
In the following blog post, we will learn about some of the most used licenses in the current market.
This license allows the reuse of this licensed software to be free and to be propietary software.
It is also compatible with GPL licenses. The MIT license was the most popular on Github in 2015, and to this day, it still remains among the most used. Some of the projects under this license are Ruby on rails, Node.js, JQuery…
This type of license does not grant any limitation on the right to use, copy, modify…
They follow these coniditons:
The copyright notice and permission notices must be included on all copies.
The software is provided “as is”, there is no guarantee of any kind.
It is a family of licenses. BSD does not required the source code to be distributed at all.
These licenses must meet the following rules of use:
The redistributions of the source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer.
Redistribution in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, the list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
Neither the name of the organisation nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without a specifically written permission.