CopyLeft License : Every Open Source License

Welcome to! Here you will find an archive of all the copyleft and open source licenses that have been published in the past. From Beerware Licensing, where you need to buy a beer for the open source programmer if you see them in a bar, to the fine-tuned and legally-curated Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) License, we have it all. By knowing where we've come from, we might be able to learn where to go!

This archive contains 729 texts, with 682,528 words or 4,889,496 characters.

Licenses : Open Source and CopyLeft Licenses

A collection of open source and copyleft licenses.

(c) Jim Davies, January 1995 You may copy and distribute this file freely. Any queries and complaints should be forwarded to If you make any changes to this file, please do not distribute the results under the name `zed-csp.sty'.

Trusster Open Source License version 1.0a (TRUST) copyright (c) 2006 Mike Mintz and Robert Ekendahl. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on how to obtain complete source code for this software and ...

FreeImage Public License - Version 1.0 1. Definitions. 1.1. "Contributor" means each entity that creates or contributes to the creation of Modifications. 1.2. "Contributor Version" means the combination of the Original Code, prior Modifications used by a Contributor, and the Modifications made by that particular Contributor. 1.3. "Covered Code" means the Original Code or Modifications or the combination of the Original Code and Modifications, in each case including portions thereof. 1.4. "Electronic Distribution Mechanism" means a mechanism generally accepted in the software development community for the electronic transfer of data. 1.5. "Executable" means Covered Code in any form other than Sourc...

The TAPR Open Hardware License Version 1.0 (May 25, 2007) Copyright 2007 TAPR - PREAMBLE Open Hardware is a thing - a physical artifact, either electrical or mechanical - whose design information is available to, and usable by, the public in a way that allows anyone to make, modify, distribute, and use that thing. In this preface, design information is called "documentation" and things created from it are called "products." The TAPR Open Hardware License ("OHL") agreement provides a legal framework for Open Hardware projects. It may be used for any kind of product, be it a hammer or a computer motherboard, and is TAPR's contribution to the community; anyone may use the OHL for their Open Hardware proj...

The MirOS Licence /*- * Copyright © year, year, year, … * First M. Last * * Provided that these terms and disclaimer and all copyright notices * are retained or reproduced in an accompanying document, permission * is granted to deal in this work without restriction, including un‐ * limited rights to use, publicly perform, distribute, sell, modify, * merge, give away, or sublicence. * * This work is provided “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY of any kind, to * the utmost extent permitted by applicable law, neither express nor * implied; without malicious intent or gross negligence. In no event * may a licensor, author or contributor be held liable for indirect, * direct, other damage, loss, or other i...

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