How to Apply a License

Now that you’ve chosen a license…what do you do with it? You’ll be happy to learn that you don’t have to do anything Very Official Indeed, such as registering use of the license with any organization. That’s not necessary, but applying a license to your project isn’t as simple as slapping a LICENSE file into the repository and calling it a day. Remember: the license is a legal document and is tightly intertwined with copyright and intellectual property laws. You didn’t really think that anything involving a legal document was actually going to be easy, did you?

OK, that’s not fair of me. In fact, while applying a FOSS license to your project may be a little tedious, the process itself is usually quite simple. This is one ...

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