Open Licenses

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Open licences were used in each of the communities for either the resources or content or sometimes both. The interviewees elaborated on ‘openness’ and choice of open licences.

Orianna and Salvatore (AOS) give several reasons for supporting open licenses and also explain their strategy as to its implications.

Eugenio explains why he thinks open licensing was appropriate for his project, especially for the software elements.

In this extract, Helen explains the origin and development of the UpStage platform and why it is open source.

Adam explains his views on licensing generally and the choice of license for FLOSS Manuals and also elaborates on the impact of ‘openness’ for the project.

At the focus group, the participants shared further thoughts on the meaning of openness and their perceptions on limitations of some of the available licences.