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Encyclopedia > Lucent Public License

The Lucent Public License is an open-source license created by Lucent Technologies. It has been released in two versions: Version 1.0 and 1.02. An open-source license is a copyright license for computer software that makes the source code available under terms that allow for modification and redistribution without having to pay the original author. ... On September 30, 1996, AT&T spun off its Systems and Technology units (AT&T Technologies, Inc. ...


While the Lucent Public License is not one of the more popular open-source licenses, a number of products have been released under it. It has been approved by the Open Source Initiative. The Free Software Foundation states[1] that it is Free Software but incompatible with the GNU General Public License. The Open Source Initiative is an organization dedicated to promoting open source software. ... The Free Software Foundation logo The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit organization founded in October 1985 by Richard Stallman to support the free software movement (free as in freedom), and in particular the GNU project. ... Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is the most popular free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ...


External links

  • Lucent Public License Version 1.0
  • Lucent Public License Version 1.02

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Open Source Initiative OSI - Licensing (319 words)
The "classic" licenses, GPL, LGPL, BSD, and MIT, were the most commonly used for open-source software before the Mozilla release in early 1998.
The official versions of these licenses are the ones published on the OSI website.
Translations of these licenses into other languages may be available but those translations are not official or legally binding.
FSF - Licenses (6571 words)
The primary incompatibility is that this Python license is governed by the laws of the "State of Virginia", in the USA, and the GPL does not permit this.
This is a Free Documentation license that is incompatible with the GNU FDL.
Likewise, if you use this license without either of the options to make your manual free, someone else might decide to imitate you, then change his or her mind about the options thinking that that is just a detail; the result would be that his or her manual is non-free.
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