Free software licensing


Directive 2009 24 /EC on the legal protection of computer programs provides for the protection of software under copyright, reserving the right of economic exploitation for the rightholder only.

By the way of derogation from the provisions of that Directive, some licenses allow free use until the software is completely free. The talk therefore aims to analyze the content of free software licenses, approaching from a legal point of view the issue of so called fundamental freedoms and copyleft.

Starting with software, the world of “open source” has also invested in many other sectors that provide the application of as many licenses that should be mentioned eg creative commons.