Many of our blog posts have had the goal in mind to provide tips, tricks, and market information to developers during the developmental stages of their projects, but we feel we haven’t covered a big part of the picture, protecting what’s yours from theft, as well as what license to attach to your project to reflect your sharing boundaries. If you find you’re in the final stages of your project and haven’t reflected on copy write, read through this and we’ll help you along. 

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From the ground up: What exactly is a license and why do I need one? 


A license is permission granted by a copyright holder to others to reproduce or distribute a work. It is a means to allow others to have some rights when it comes to using a work without assigning the copyright to others. 

This leads us to “Open Source Software” and “Free Software“. The two terms are frequently utilized reciprocally, they differ slightly. The expression “Free Software” apply generally to software licensed in a way which requires that any code that makes use of the free software code must itself be free. The “free” in “Free Software” applies to the flexibility to view the code. “Open Source” is a more cover term that just applies to programming in which the source code is noticeable and uninhibitedly conveyed. Open Source programming does not so much oblige that its use likewise be Open Source. Therefore Free Software is Open Source, yet Open Source is not so much Free Software. 

Closed Source Licenses 


Copyright law and permitting applies to programming just as much as it does to composing. The greater part of the product that the normal individual uses everyday falls under a restrictive permit. That is, the client is not allowed to appropriate the product to others. This is frequently called “shut source” programming, however that term may be marginally deceptive as programming can have its source code obvious, yet not permit open appropriation. Moreover, it is workable for shut source programming to permit others to unreservedly disperse it as on account of a lot of people free utilities. 

Open Source Licenses 


Basically, the copyright holder permits the source code to be manipulated and distributed by others in any way he or she sees fit. The expense to draft a custom open source permit is restrictive. 

Picking A License: Alright already! What do I choose? 

The 2nd part is here.