[HOT] Licensing of Software Developed by HOT

Schuyler Erle schuyler at nocat.net
Tue Feb 26 16:41:30 UTC 2013

On Feb 26, 2013, at 12:38 AM, Kate Chapman wrote:

> I think that HOT should probably vote on a standard license for all
> software that HOT funds that is developed from scratch. It would
> probably be best to discuss the pros/cons of types of different types
> of licenses.
> ...
> The separate data store and the export tool are licensed BSD.

I propose to the membership that we accept and promote any of the BSD licenses as a liberal, lowest-common-denominator software license. The BSD license is commonly used throughout the OSGeo community, and it serves them well.


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