List of open source licenses

In an attempt to understand some of the advantages and pitfalls of the most common open source licenses, I am compiling a list and comparison table as a personal reference.

There’s a general distinction between copyleft and permissive licenses.


‘Copyleft is the practice of granting the right to freely distribute and modify intellectual property with the requirement that the same rights be preserved in derivative works created from that property.’ From Copyleft on Wikipedia


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See and as references and bulk out from there.