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Open Education Resources: An Introduction: OPEN SOFTWARE LICENSE


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 

Open Software License 3.0

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:

  • Reproduce the original work in copies, alone or as part of a collective work
  • Create derivative work based upon the original work. Translate, adapt, alter, transform, modify, or arrage the original work 
  • Distribute
  • Perform
  • Display
All Content CC-BY.