Template:Infobox software license

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This template creates an infobox useful for summarizing common characteristics of Free Software and Open Source Software licenses.

Usage[change source]

{{ Infobox software license
| name            = 
| image           = 
| caption         =
| author          = 
| version         = 
| copyright       = 
| date            = 
| OSI approved    = Yes or No or n/a
| Debian approved = Yes or No or n/a
| Free Software   = Yes or No or n/a
| GPL compatible  = Yes or No
| copyfree        = Yes or No
| copyleft        = Yes or No or Partial
| linking         = Yes or No
}}

Required Parameters[change source]

  • author — person or an organization that created the license
  • version — version of the license, if any
  • copyright — person or organization claiming a copright on the license itself
  • date — date of publication of the license
  • OSI approvedYes if the Open Source Initiative has approved the license, No if not.
  • Debian approvedYes if the Debian Project has approved the license, No if not.
  • Free SoftwareYes if the license meets The Free Software Definition, No if not.
  • GPL compatibleYes if software licensed under the license can be combined with software licensed under the GNU General Public License, No if not.
  • copyfreeYes if the software falls under a copyfree approved license, No if not.
  • copyleftYes if software licensed under the license requires licensees to extend the same rights they received to others, No if not, or Partial if somewhere in the middle.
  • linkingYes if software licensed under the license can be linked with software licensed under other licenses, No if not.

Optional Parameters[change source]

  • name — name of the license.
  • image — logo, mascot or emblem for license. Optional. Must take the form of an image reference (e.g., [[Image:something.jpg]].
  • caption — optional caption for the image. Ignored if no image is supplied.

Examples[change source]

GPL 3.0[change source]

{{ Infobox software license
| name            = GNU General Public License
| image           = [[Image:Heckert GNU white.svg|160px]]
| caption         = The GNU logo
| author          = [[Free Software Foundation]]
| version         = 3
| copyright       = Free Software Foundation, Inc.
| date            = [[29 June]] [[2007]]
| OSI approved    = Yes
| Debian approved = Yes
| Free Software   = Yes
| GPL compatible  = Yes
| copyleft        = Yes
| linking         = No
}}
GNU General Public License
Heckert GNU white.svg
The GNU logo
AuthorFree Software Foundation
Version3
CopyrightFree Software Foundation, Inc.
Published29 June 2007
DFSG compatibleYes
Free softwareYes
OSI approvedYes
GPL compatibleYes
CopyleftYes
Linking from code with a different licenseNo

LGPL 1.0[change source]

{{ Infobox software license
| name            = GNU Lesser General Public License
| image           = [[Image:Heckert GNU white.svg|160px]]
| caption         = The GNU logo
| author          = [[Free Software Foundation]]
| version         = 1.0
| copyright       = Free Software Foundation
| date            = 1991
| OSI approved    = Yes
| Debian approved = Yes
| Free Software   = Yes
| GPL compatible  = Yes
| copyleft        = Yes
| linking         = Yes
}}
GNU Lesser General Public License
Heckert GNU white.svg
The GNU logo
AuthorFree Software Foundation
Version1.0
CopyrightFree Software Foundation
Published1991
DFSG compatibleYes
Free softwareYes
OSI approvedYes
GPL compatibleYes
CopyleftYes
Linking from code with a different licenseYes