Open Source Licenses: GPL, LGPL, Apache, MIT

Posted: August 2, 2012 in Knowledge Base
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GPL: You can use a GPL library in your proprietary software if the proprietary software is used privately or internally within your company or organization; otherwise, you must release your proprietary software under a license compatible with GPL. Reference: LinkingWithGPL and GPLInProprietarySystem

LGPL: You can use it as a library in your proprietary software, but if you change the library, you must publish it (the library) back to the community.

Apache/BSD/MIT: You can almost do anything you want, but do include their license.

Dual License: Choose the one better fit your case.

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