Weak Licence Examples

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Examples of Weak Licences
  Provides copyright protection Can be used in commercial applications Copyfree Provides explicit patent licence Can be used in proprietary solutions Copyleft Additional notes
Apache Licence 2.0 Yes Yes No Yes Yes None Requires preservation of copyright notice and disclaimer
Code Project Open License (CPOL) Yes

Limited

(not in isolation)

No Yes Yes None

Not OSI or FSF approved.

Subjectively forbids use in "illegal, immoral or improper material"

ISC License (ISC) Yes Yes Yes No Yes None Essentially identical to the Simplified BSD License
Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes None  
MIT License (a.k.a. Expat License) Yes Yes Yes No Yes None Essentially identical to the Simplified BSD License
Modified (3-Clause) BSD License Yes Yes Yes No Yes None  
Public Domain No Yes Yes No Yes None Not a license, but a dedication to the public domain
Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License Yes Yes Yes No Yes None  
zlib/libpng License Yes Yes Yes No Yes None  

 

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