Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

What is the Top Open Source License?

Filed under
OSS

Open source software is defined by the open source licenses under which applications and code are made available. Have you ever wondered what the most popular open source licenses in use today are?

A new study from enterprise open source service provider OpenLogic, released today at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) reveals that the answer to what is the top open source license depends on how the question is asked.

When looked at from the perspective of total projects and the code under which they are licensed, 68.9 percent of open source software packages use the GPL. The Apache software license comes in second at 7.6 percent.

Adjusting the question to look at the top open source projects by download and what licenses they use, present a different view of the data.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

16 Cool New Storage Products For Linux, Docker Environments

CRN has brought together news from 16 storage companies from the two conferences to provide solution providers with new ideas about how to take advantage of the growing markets for Linux and Docker technologies. Turn the page and get started. Read more

Today in Techrights

Mageia 6 Is Getting Closer to a Final Release, Could Ship with Linux Kernel 4.7

The Mageia development team announced just a few moments ago that they'd released the first stabilization snapshot (sta1) of the upcoming Mageia 6 Linux operating system. Read more Also: Mageia 6 "Sta1" Release Ships, Finally Switches To GRUB2