Syncleus:Open Source Community License - Type S
This license is similar to our type C license except it does not contain the author's recursive license. Also, unlike our type R license this license does not restrict the execution of the binaries. This license is the most similar to the GPL of all our licenses.
Some of this license's most notable features are:
- Share alike - Any copies or derivatives of this work must make the source available whenever the program is distributed, and this license must carry over. This ensures that except for the copyright holders anyone who modifies the source has to make it open, unless they only plan to use the modifications for themselves. This is the same approach the GPL takes, and one reason it is so popular.
- Unrestricted Execution - All copies of the executable are free to be run for any legal purpose. This essentially allows companies to run a program and make money off of it, as well as individuals. This is also the same approach the GPL and BSD takes in its licenses.
- Keep Attribution - You cant remove any copyright notices or references to the license when the source. This prevents someone from redistributing the source and giving someone the impression it was their own. Which in turn prevents the receiver from using the source code as if it didn't have any of these restrictions due to ignorance of them. Both the BSD license and the GPL, as well as most others, have this requirement.