Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Interesting open source license

When we build project for clients based on number of open source libraries, we typically look into licensing policy of each open source library and analyze how well they fit with client policies. While analyzing one such policy of open source library, I was asked by my colleague what was the interesting licensing policy you have come across?, without second thought i replied back, policy of SQLite. Here is extracted license text from SQLite

“ The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of a legal notice, here is a blessing:

May you do good and not evil.
May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.
May you share freely, never taking more than you give. “

Isn't it interesting?.