[erlang-questions] Open source licenses, which one to choose

Richard Carlsson <>
Wed Apr 9 10:56:19 CEST 2008


Robert Virding wrote:
> I will soon be releasing the next version of LFE (Lisp Flavoured 
> Erlang). With the last version I got some flak for my "license" and I am 
> now wondering which license to use?

Here are a couple of good resources:

   http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2008/foss-primer.html

   http://www.opensource.org/licenses/category

My personal recommendation would be BSD/MIT or LGPL (but not GPL).
Or if you're feeling whimsical, you might like this one:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL

     /Richard





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