Blue Oak Council opens the software commons up to those who can’t find or afford specialized legal help by bringing experienced lawyer-technologists together to publish free, practical materials about software licenses.
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Easy-to-read, practical solutions to software licensing problems:
Is your small or nonprofit organization facing a common software licensing problem? E-mail the council new ideas for general solutions to publish here.
Blue Oak Council’s solutions rely on a few shared building blocks:
The council’s license list identifies and rates standardized permissive public software licenses.
The council’s model license uses all the techniques a license can use to make software free and simple for everyone to use and build on, in everyday language that everyone can understand.
The council’s contributor license gives project stewards the rights and assurances they need to accept and manage contributions.
The council’s guide to copyleft explains copyleft and groups common standardized copyleft public software licenses in families.
From time to time, Blue Oak Council publishes statements from attorney contributors.
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- March 6, 2019: Use the Blue Oak Model License