HFOSS Quiz 2
- When does a work become "copyrighted" by an Author?
- "The moment you save code to a file"
- Without copyright, there could be no copyleft. What are the copyrights that an author has when they create a work, according to the US Copyright office?
- "Legal rules prohibit non-copyright holders from copying, modifying or distributing copyrighted works without permission from the copyright holder."
- Free/Open Source Licenses fall onto a spectrum of Software Freedom. What descriptive words are at either end?
- Copyleft to permissive
- When someone relinquishes their copyrights, this is referred to as what?
- They are either transferring their copyrights to another specific individual or releasing their code(or other copyrighted object) into the public domain for everyone to use.
Below is a list of licenses. Please identify where on the spectrum each falls, and whether or not it is an OSI approved license.
- GPLv2 - copyleft - OSI approved
- BSD - permissive - OSI approved
- GPLv3 - copyleft - OSI approved
- MIT - permissive - OSI approved
- AGPLv3+ - in the middle - OSI approved
- Apache 2.0 - mostly permissive - OSI approved
- LGPL - weak copyleft - OSI approved
- WTFPL - permissive - not OSI approved
True or False: You cannot sell GPL'd software
- False, you can sell GPL'd software and are encouraged to do so as long as you release the source code.
True or False: You can fork a GPL licensed Project and release it under an MIT license?
- False, unless you get permission from all previous contributors.
True or False: You can fork a MIT licensed Project and release it under an GPL license?
- True, the MIT license is one of the most open licenses.