As a webdesigner/developer I often use plugins or someone else's code in my websites and templates, and I want to understand a little bit more about how those pieces of code are licensed, so I'm doing some research.
I'd like to make a classification of all the open source and other license types that let you use someone else's code (or graphic, or font or anything else), so I want to discuss with you what should be the best "parameters" to take in consideration when talking about this topic to make a proper classification.
So fare I came out with those:
- does it allow commercial usage? or only personal?
- does it allow redistribution?
- does it allow derivative work?
- does it require to distribute derivative work with the same license?
Do you think I should take in consideration other aspects? What's your thoughts?
I'll be glad to share my final classification with you once it is completed ;)