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A Quick Guide to Software Licensing for the Scientist-Programmer

Figure 1

Example of FOSS license with “academic” style copyright statement.

The example shown is the entirety of a 2-Clause BSD [8] license with copyright statement (at top, within quotes). The text of the license is in black. Red highlighted text is where the copyright holder applying the license inserts their specific information. Application of this and many FOSS licenses simply require that the text of the license be included (usually as “License.txt”) in the directory containing the distributed program binary and or source code.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002598.g001