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How well do you know your open source licensing?

Choosing components with appropriate licenses is critical to ensuring you realize the benefits and avoid the risks when developing with open source components. But, how well do you know your licenses?

  • Can you describe the differences between permissive, weakly protective and copyleft licenses?
  • Do you understand the ramifications of including copyleft licensed components in your commercial applications?
  • Do you know how component dependencies affect your application's licensing?

 

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Written by Terry Bernstein

Terry is the former Director of Product Marketing at Sonatype. He is now the Director of Product Management at Verisign.