Fair License

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Fair License
Author James William Pye
Published 2004
OSI approved Yes
GPL compatible Yes
Copyleft No
Linking from code with a different license Yes
Website www.opensource.org/licenses/fair

The Fair License is a permissive free software licence which is compatible with the GNU General Public License. Its text is composed of only one sentence and a disclaimer, thus being the shortest license ever approved by the Open Source Initiative. It is also possible to use the Fair License for images, books, music or more generally all kinds of media.

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Usage of the works is permitted provided that this instrument is retained with the works, so that any entity that uses the works is notified of this instrument.


More popular alternatives to the Fair License are the MIT license and the BSD license, which have longer disclaimers.

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