Open source projects are unique in that they invite the world to use, improve and share them. No code is ever assumed to be "open-source". As a pieces of creative work all code comes with an implicit copyright claim by the creator(s).  If you want the code, software or framework you create to be open-source you need an open-source license. But with many types of open-source licenses to choose from, how do you select the “right one”?

This presentation walks through the values of creating open-source software and how to select which type of open-source license is right for your project. Attendees of this session will walk out with three fundamental lessons:

  • The value that open-source software provides to the world.

  • An understanding of the differences between the three(3) main types of open-source licenses available.

  • Steps to follow to select the right open-source license for your project.