Sunday, September 14, 2008

Various software licenses in a single line

Back in 2003, I posted this handy cheat-sheet for various software and source code licenses. Several recent events have prompted me to repost this, as a Public Service to the Internet. Apologies in advance for the painfully old meme, but good ideas transcend time.

HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN. Here are a number of popular software and source-code licenses, expressed as one-liners in an easy-to-understand format:
  • GNU General Public License (GPL):
    ALL YOUR SOURCE ARE BELONG TO EVERYONE
  • GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL):
    ALL OUR SOURCE ARE BELONG TO EVERYONE
  • Netscape Public License:
    ALL OUR SOURCE ARE BELONG TO US
  • BSD-Family licenses (New BSD, Apache 1.0, Apache 2.0):
    ALL OUR SOURCE ARE BELONG TO YOU
  • SCO software license:
    ALL YOUR SOURCE ARE BELONG TO US
  • Typical monopoly-era Microsoft End User Licensing Agreement:
    YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO DECIDE MAKE YOUR PAYMENT

2 comments:

Marstein said...

And Google's licence?
SOURCE IS OURS - ALL YOUR DATA BELONG TO US

Kevin Williams said...

Apache License?