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Understanding Open Source Licenses

50 minute beginner seminar

Description/Proposal

I am not a lawyer, I'm just a normal web software developer. But too many people I know don't understand clearly or think hard about what the choice of license in a software project. License choice has a profound but quiet effect on the adoption and use of your project in the industry. In this talk we'll talk about copyright vs copyleft, why made-up licenses can hurt your project, and how to choose the license that's right for you and your goals.