Can I Use that Code? Software Licences as a User

You found some code on the internet that solves the exact problem you’re having! Great! But can you use it? What licence does it have? I’ll discuss categories of software licences, a few representative software licences, and how they interact with each other and with proprietary code.

About Holly Becker

I’m a software developer with a love of Python & open source and more hobbies than I can find time for. I’m particularly enthusiastic about board games, birdwatching, languages, and science fiction & fantasy. I also co-run the Vancouver PyLadies meetup group.