Software is more and more part of the daily job of any researcher.
Before using or sharing software any researcher should deeply think about the main goal of using or sharing such software.
Reading attentively the license attached to a software is the first mandatory step to start this reflection.
Researchers should understand if the terms of third party’s software license are acceptable and do not diverge from the goal they want to achieve using such software.
This could be the case if researchers do not want to share their own source code, or if licensing the new software to a company or a startup can be foreseen.
- Software protection
- Before sharing software
- Choose the right license
– Open source licenses
– Academic licenses
– Commercial licenses
- How to distribute the code