Source to license small software

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I am working in a small software, just me and my pal. We want to publish it soon but we don’t know how to license. We want it to be free, open source. There are a lot of options we know out there but we can't choose which one to take. Please help

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111218

Source to license small software

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Yes, there are a lot of licenses for free softwares. The oldest one is the FreeBSD license. GPL and Creative Commons, are also very mature and used widely. You can choose from them, depending on precisely what you want to do with the project?

Answered By 200 points N/A #111219

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We want the software to be free. We just need to take a license, so that no one takes the code and claims it to be their own.

And yes, we want all derivations of the work, to point the real author.

Answered By 0 points N/A #111220

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Creative commons is much more simpler to understand. You can find out which CC version is suitable for you, from here: http://creativecommons.org/choose/ You can also find the details about them here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Answered By 200 points N/A #111221

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Thanks. But I have heard that CC itself, discourages people for licensing their desktop applications. It is suitable for web applications according to their statement. So will it be still ok?

Answered By 200 points N/A #111224

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You haven’t mentioned the application of yours to be desktop. Well, yes they discourage it.

In case of desktop applications General Public License is the most appropriate, as far as I see. Majority of the open source applications are under GPL.

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