Why We Write Free Software
We want everyone in the Mason community to be able to contribute to our projects, but also feel, particularly in an academic settings, that everyone has a fundamental right to examine and modify the software they use.
SRCT recommends your project be licensed under one of the following two licenses.
The Apache License protects your intellectual rights creating software, but also keeps the software free for all to read, modify, and redistribute as they desire. Licenses like the MIT license do not provide the same protections to the creators.
SRCT Projects licensed under the Apache License
GNU Public License
The GNU General Public License not only allows all to examine, modify, and redistribute your code, but requires that your code only be used in software that can also be examined, modified, and redistributed by its users.
SRCT Projects licensed under the GNU Public License
A comprehensive list of licenses.