Open Source Initiative promotes open source software, development, and communities.
Open Source Licenses allow software to be freely use, modifies, and shared. The following are OSE-approved licenses are popular, widely used, or have strong communities
More Open software licenses are available. Licenses by Name
One example of a Open Software License is: OSL-3.0 This Open Software License applies to any original work of authorship has placed the follow licensing notice adjacent to the copyright notice for the original work:
Licensed under the Open Software version 3.0
This grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license, for the duration of the copyright to do the following: