Code on this blog is now licensed Apache 2.0

2 February, 2009 § Leave a comment

To clear up any questions that visitors may have, I’ve decided to release the source code on this website under the Apache 2.0 license.

  • When a program is linked with a library, whether statically or using a shared library, the combination of the two is legally speaking a combined work, a derivative of the original library.
  • The “Proprietary Software linking” refers to linking or closed sourced applications/libraries with applications/libraries licensed under one of the following Open Source licenses.
  • By “the Work” in the “Distribution of ‘the Work'” I mean a combination of a software with the library or application licensed under one of the following licenses
  • “Redistributing of the code with changes” refers to the act of redistributing a modified app/library based on the app/library licensed under the given license

License: Apache 2.0
Proprietary Software linking: Allowed
Distribution of “the Work”: Allowed
Redistributing of the code with changes: Allowed (as long as the name “Apache” isn’t used in the name of the derivative work)
Compatible with GNU GPL: No

You can find a good comparison of licenses in KDE’s documentation.

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