written by: Maitraya K B•edited by: Aaron R.•updated: 10/31/2011
Understanding Open Source licenses is not as easy as you may think. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of bells and whistles that a potential developer willing to use such a license misses. Think you know everything about these licenses? Take the quiz to find out.
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Understanding Open Source Licenses is Not as Easy as You Think
From the GNU GPL to the Artistic Licenses, from Creative Commons to the Mozilla Public Licenses, there are numerous choices for a developer when choosing a Free and Open Source (FOSS) license. Most of us tend to go with the popular opinions and later find that regretfully the choice of license was not appropriate for the project. There are numerous clauses inside a typical license and instead of just going through a summary of the licenses, one should go through the actual license agreement. Think about the possible implications of the license on the project and then decide on the most appropriate choice. Do you still think that you know everything about Open Source licenses? Take the quiz and prove it.
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The Open Source Licenses Quiz: Understanding the Bells and Whistles