The Open Source Licensing Page
Open Source Software Licensing
Donald K. Rosenberg, Stromian Technologies®
Open Source software licensing comes with a confusing variety of terms and conditions. Stromian Technologies has been active in this field for four years, working with clients and speaking on Free Software licensing and marketing topics at Linux gatherings and at USENIX, UniForum, and Comdex. This page is intended to provide some background and information on the subject.
AN INTRODUCTION TO COPYLEFTAn Unofficial History of Linus Torvalds and Linux
SOME PUBLIC LICENSES CATEGORIZEDEvaluation of Public Licenses
The Copyleft Classics:
Against Commercial Distribution:
LAW AND OPEN SOURCE
LINUX and OPENSOURCE STRATEGY: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
THE MONTHLY "CORNER COLUMNS"--Where to Find Them
Some time back Don Rosenberg wrote a monthly column on Open Source and business for LogOn Technology Transfer, the German Linux promoters who put on LinuxWorld in Frankfurt/M each year. The archive is at ViewZone; look for the "Experts' Corner."
The Chinese (traditional script) version of these columns ("Rosenberg's Corner") is published on line by the Software Liberty Association of Taiwan (HTML, no registration required), and also in the print edition of the Linux Journal (Taiwan).
They are also found here, (HTML, no
Contact Stromian Technologies at
or call (919) 687-4172 or FAX (919) 688-7210.
Copyright © 1997-2004 by Stromian Technologies. All rights reserved.