Google Code now accepting all OSI approved licences

Google has announced that its open source Google Code project hosting service now supports any Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved licence. To support this change, the Google Code team have added an option to the licence selector; project developers can now select “other open source” and indicate what licence they are using.

According to a post on the Google Code Blog by Google open source and public sector programs manager Chris DiBona, the team feel that, “this new way of doing things is a better fit to our goal of supporting open source software developers”. The Google developers also say that they never liked turning away projects that supported compatible licences or projects under licences that “serve a truly new function, like the AGPL”.

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