Types of licence
What Open Source licence will the University use?
There are many different Open Source licenses which can be viewed on the Open Source Initiative website. Releasing software under a commonly used and well known Open Source licence increases the likelihood the software will be widely used, as potential users are familiar with the terms of the licence.
The University’s recommended Open Source licenses can be represented (in simplified form) on the following continuum based on the level of restrictions and/or conditions on users:
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