Open Source Software: critical review of scientific literature and other sources
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This thesis presents the results of a survey of Open Source Licensing literature. It aims to assist the reader in choosing the best license for his/her business. For this reason, the content of this thesis can be divided into: (i) an open source licensing overview, (ii) the explication of the main features of the most popular open source licenses, (iii) the consequences of using one or another and (iv) the critical or controversial issues related to Open Source Licensing. Furthermore, at the end of the thesis, the reader can ¯nd the method we followed to collect, classify and analyze the relevant information for the purpose of the survey.