Library software licences explained

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Library software licences explained This article explains the different types of licences available for library software. When purchasing library software, the traditional model for software licences has been a licence “in perpetuity”. In other words the licensee can use the software forever. Unlike a computer or other property, software licences can not usually be transferred […]

Is open source library software really free?

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Is open source library software really free? Open source library software – software for which the source code has been made available for modification and distribution by its creators –  is promoted as an inexpensive or even free alternative to purchasing library software licences. But is open source library software really a free or low […]