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   AGPL
   Apache
   Apple
   Artistic
   BSD
   CDDL
   CPL
   EPL
   GPL v2
   GPL v3
   IPL
   LGPL
   MIT
   Mozilla
   SPL
   X License
   X11 License

Organizations
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   FSF
   OSI
   SFLC

People
   Bruce Perens
   Eben Moglen
   Eric Raymond
   Lawrence Lessig
   Linus Torvalds
   Richard Stallman

Proprietary Licenses

Licenses
   Closed Source
   Freeware
   Shareware

Organizations
   BSA

Shared Source Licenses

MS Community License
MS Permissive License

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Welcome to SoftwareLicenses.org, the free site about software licensing.

Software Licenses are the legal agreements that allow users to use or distribute or modify software (although not all licenses allow all such activities), and which specify the terms under which they may do so. There are a wide variety of licenses in use today, the most common of which are fall into two main categories: Proprietary and Open Source.

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