List of Licenses

In the table below, columns with green/orange/red color-coding indicate positive attributes, concerning attributes, and seriously concerning attributes, respectively, of those licenses. Columns with blue/purple/pink/gray color-coding indicate which indicate different types which are not clearly better than another type.

Open-Source Licensing Options

List of License Combinations

The following pairings of software and hardware licenses make the most sense together for consistency between software and hardware licensing:

Any media which is not a source file for software or hardware (e.g. graphics, creative materials) can be licensed as either CC-BY or CC-BY-SA depending on whether the software & hardware licenses are permissive or reciprocal.

Open-Source License Combinations