Open source projects are unique in that they invite the world to use, improve and share them. No code is ever assumed to be "open-source". As a pieces of creative work all code comes with an implicit copyright claim by the creator(s). If you want the code, software or framework you create to be open-source you need an open-source license. But with many types of open-source licenses to choose from, how do you select the “right one”?
This presentation walks through the values of creating open-source software and how to select which type of open-source license is right for your project. Attendees of this session will walk out with three fundamental lessons:
The value that open-source software provides to the world.
An understanding of the differences between the three(3) main types of open-source licenses available.
Steps to follow to select the right open-source license for your project.
Michael MilesSenior Technical Solutions Manager @ Genuine
I have been working with Drupal for 8+ years. I have done everything from theming, module development, to full on project architecture. I am active in the Drupal community and I submit modules, patches, organize sprints, speak at conferences/camps and help run the Boston Drupal meetup. I am an "Acquia Grand Master" and in 2014 was named an Acquia MVP for the Drupal work I had done.
I am the host of the podcast Developing Up, where we talk about the non-technical side of being a developer (such as how to work on a team).
In my free time I enjoy experimenting with other technologies and techniques such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Python. When not working on the web I enjoy camping, kayaking, rock climbing, playing guitar/banjo, cooking and I am a big fan of Doctor Who.