What licenses are GPL compatible?
What licenses are GPL compatible?
These licenses are compatible with the GNU GPL version 2.
- Berkeley Database License (aka the Sleepycat Software Product License)
- Boost Software License.
- CeCILL version 2.
- Clarified Artistic License.
- Cryptix General License.
- EU DataGrid Software License.
- Eiffel Forum License, version 2.
- Expat License.
Can I use GPL license?
The FSF permits people to create new licenses based on the GPL, as long as the derived licenses do not use the GPL preamble without permission. Copying and distributing the license is allowed since the GPL requires recipients to get “a copy of this License along with the Program”.
Is GPL license free for commercial use?
The licenses used by GNU are the Free Software Foundation family of licenses: GPL, LGPL and AGPL. These licenses have the restriction that you are obliged to include the source code and release your software under the same license if you distribute the softeware.
Is GPL license bad?
Many consider the GPL a “business-unfriendly” license because of its so-called viral nature: All software derived from GPL-licensed code must in turn be licensed under the GPL. If the GPL doesn’t work for you, you can purchase the software under an alternative commercial license.
What is the difference between GPL and LGPL licenses?
The main difference between the GPL and the LGPL is that the latter allows the work to be linked with (in the case of a library, “used by”) a non-(L)GPLed program, regardless of whether it is free software or proprietary software.
Which are examples of permissive software licenses?
Examples include the GNU All-permissive License, MIT License, BSD licenses, Apple Public Source License and Apache license. As of 2016, the most popular free-software license is the permissive MIT license.
How do I get GPL GPL license?
How to use GNU licenses for your own software
- Get a copyright disclaimer from your employer or school.
- Give each file the proper copyright notices.
- Add a COPYING file with a copy of the GNU GPL or GNU AGPL.
- Also add a COPYING.
- Put a license notice in each file.
- (Optionally) make the program display a startup notice.
Can I use GPL 3 in commercial software?
Use the code for commercial purposes: Like GPL v2, GPL v3 imposes no conditions on the internal use of the software. Distribute copies or modifications of the code: As long as these modifications are also released under the GPL v3 license, they can be distributed to others.
Why is GPL 3 bad?
The GNU General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. This is just simple bad-tempered wall building between proprietary software and GPL software, simply because Stallman and company consider proprietary software to be evil.
Is GPL license good?
SCO’s Chris Sontag argues there are many reasons that the GNU General Public License is bad for the software industry. The General Public License is not good for the software industry for a variety of reasons.
What licenses are GPL compatible? These licenses are compatible with the GNU GPL version 2. Berkeley Database License (aka the Sleepycat Software Product License) Boost Software License. CeCILL version 2. Clarified Artistic License. Cryptix General License. EU DataGrid Software License. Eiffel Forum License, version 2. Expat License. Can I use GPL license? The FSF permits…