Starting A FOSS Project? Then Know Your Licenses

you’re working on an open source project, one of the early decisions you must make is which license the project will be released under, and choosing the perfect license is more complex than ever. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is out with a set of easy-to-follow guidelines for making the decision, and we’ve provided guidelines here at OStatic as well. Here is all you need to know to make an informed open source license decision.

The Free Software Foundation is the principal organizer of the GNU Project, and you can find the FSF’s guidelines on choosing an open source license in this post. The guidelines cover how to choose an overall license for a project, and also cover making decisions on licensing modified versions of an existing project.

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