Choosing a license¶
When creating a new project, you must choose a license.
The most popular open source licenses are:
- Apache License, 2.0 (Apache-2.0)
- BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" license (BSD-3-Clause)
- BSD 2-Clause "Simplified" or "FreeBSD" license (BSD-2-Clause)
- GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL-2.0)
- GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPL-3.0)
- The GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 (LGPL-2.1)
- The GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3.0 (LGPL-3.0)
- MIT license (MIT)
- Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL-2.0)
- Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL-1.0)
- Eclipse Public License (EPL-1.0)
If your desired license does not appear in this list, please choose
Other. You can elaborate further in the License section created on the first
Basic Tutorial page.
There must always be a License section in the first
Basic Tutorial page, as there are links pointing to it.
If you've never chosen a license before, here's a nice explanation from http://www.choosealicense.com/
Editing a license¶
You can edit your license in your project settings
Do remember that changing to a less permissive license can affect your users, and the popularity of your project.