Choosing A License
|Title||Choosing A License|
|Overview||Student will choose a license for a hypothetical software project based on criteria given|
|Prerequisite Knowledge||Should have had an introduction intellectual property as it relates to software and to open source licenses. Completing Finding_the_License first would be valuable, as this exercise requires finding the license for existing software.|
|Learning Objectives||Students will be able to assess some of the criteria involved in selecting a software license; however, when in doubt (and especially when in doubt and using other's code), a lawyer should be consulted.|
Every piece of software your students write should have a license, so it's a good habit to instill early on. In addition, since any novel and unique artistic work is considered copywrited when fixed in a medium (vast oversimplification, but it will do for this purpose), unless coders choose a license, their software is copywrited upon creation.
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|Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit||Social Issues and Professional Practice (SP) / Intellectual Property|
|Topic||Intellectual property rights|
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|Materials/Environment||What does the student need? Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?|
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|License||This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License|
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