Examples of content on Appropedia and required licenses.
Examples of content on Appropedia and required licenses.

Documentation licenses Hardware licenses Software licenses

This page describes licensing recommendationss for code on Appropedia included for instance, on 3D printer designs, automated devices, and data-related projects.

  • We recommend that you use the Open Source Hardware Association recommended licenses (Apache, GPL, LGPL, MIT, or Mozilla).
  • Software repository sites such as GitHub are well suited to host and license software, and you can always link to them on your Appropedia pages.
  • You can link to external open source software on Appropedia.

Recommended licenses[edit | edit source]

We recommend choosing any of the following licenses recommended by the Open Source Hardware Association: Apache, GPL, LGPL, MIT, or Mozilla. Appropedia does not have a strong preference for any of them, considering the broad use of software in many cases.

Hosting code on other sites[edit | edit source]

The use of git-based tools like GitLab or GitHub is encouraged, especially for complex software projects and applications. You can link to those resources on your Appropedia documentation pages. Consider the following:

  • Follow good licensing and documentation practices.
  • Make sure that the platform you choose will provide open access to the code in the future.
  • If your code is used by many people, consider making copies on multiple repositories.

External libraries and software[edit | edit source]

  • Linking to external applications and software is allowed.
  • Hosting any propieitary code on Appropedia is disallowed. You can link to it on any page, but not post the code here.
  • We discourage sharing propietary file formats, especially when open source and accessible options are available.
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Authors Emilio Velis
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 4 pages link here
Impact 110 page views
Created July 14, 2023 by Emilio Velis
Modified August 13, 2023 by Emilio Velis
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