Test your knowledge of open source licensing

For entertainment value only — no wagering!  

 

1. Rank these licenses in order of their restrictiveness.

□        LGPL

□        CDDL

□        BSD

□        GPL

□        Affero GPL

□        Artistic

 

2. Which of these licenses has/have explicit patent grants?

□        GPL version 2

□        GPL version 3

□        Artistic

□        Apache 2.0

 

3. Which of the following Creative Commons licenses is most similar to GPL?

□        Attribution (“By”)

□        Attribution No-Derivs

□        Attribution Sharealike

 

4. Which of the following is/are a permissive (i.e. not copyleft or “viral”) license?

□        GPL

□        Artistic

□        Apache 2.0

□        Python Software License

 

5. Which of the following legal issues is least important to open source?

□        Implied patent licenses

□        Bare licenses

□        Abstraction, filtration and comparison test

□        Online contract formation defenses

□        Limits to enforceability of warranty disclaimers

□        Licensee estoppel and the Medimmune case

 

6. “One of these things is not like the others.”  Which one?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Fill in the blank

 

IBM Public License, ______________, Eclipse Public License

 

8. Which of the following computer languages allows a programmer to elect static linking?

 

□        PERL

□        Java

□        C++

□        HTML

□        BASIC

 

9. Which of the following computer languages are compiled languages?

 

□        PERL

□        Java

□        C++

□        HTML

□        BASIC

 

10. Fill in the blanks:

 

GNU Tools: Linux Kernel

__________: Microsoft Visual BASIC Macro 

 

Windows GUI: Windows Operating System

____________: Linux kernel