Open But Not Too Open: caBIG Shuns GPL, Writes Own Open Source License | GenomeWeb

BETHESDA, Md. — Some caBIG participants were surprised to hear last week that the project's "open" philosophy has some limits when it comes to open source software licenses. In a breakout session, caBIG's Data Sharing and Intellectual Capital (DSIC) working group said that it is drafting its own open source software "template" license agreement that will not be required, but will act as a default in cases where caBIG developers don't suggest another license for their software.

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