[seagrant-dev] License

Lance Albertson lance at osuosl.org
Thu Jul 31 22:52:00 UTC 2014


On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Kennric <kennric at osuosl.org> wrote:

> We need to decide on the license to apply to the open-source products of
> our
> work. I think both back-end and mobile code should use the same license,
> but I
> don't know what that means for the Apple side of things.
>
> We tend to prefer Apache v2 [1], but other possibilities are:
>
> MIT [2] - more permissive and simpler, perhaps more ambiguous when it
> comes to
> patent issues.
>
> GPL 2 [3] (or 3 [4])- includes clauses requiring derivative works to also
> be
> open source.
>
> The OSL and OSU tend to prefer Apache for its legal simplicity and clarity.
>
> It is a good idea to choose and apply the license as soon as the git repo
> is
> created.
>

​Unless there's no objections I'd prefer we go with the Apache license.​ I
think for our purposes its the best choice for what we're doing.

-- 
Lance Albertson
Director
Oregon State University | Open Source Lab
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