An Introduction To Software Licensing

This tutorial provides a brief introduction to software copyright and licensing for researchers in computational science and engineering. Explains the difference between closed and open source software, and copyleft and permissive open source licenses. Outlines a variety of factors researchers might want to consider when selecting a software license. Provides links to some key web resources as a starting point for deeper exploration.

Prerequisites

What Is Software Intellectual Property?

Published June 20, 2017

Contributor David Bernholdt