Licenses for final work of FI MU students
For more detailed information, please refer to the chapter Public licenses and software from the publication of the Public Licenses in the Czech Republic.
After submitting the final thesis, it will be published in the Archive of the Final Thesis at IS MU. In the vast majority of cases, the text of the work itself, testimonials, and any attachments will be freely accessible to anyone who enters the archive. Of course, this also applies to the submitted computer programs. In addition, everyone is legally given the opportunity to make copies and copies of any part of the work, and even to reproduce the whole work, copy (copy so created can not be further propagated). Conversely, work can not be disseminated (handed over in a material form to another person - for example, printed or burned on CDs), leased, loaned and communicated to the public (accessed in intangible form or in the way that anyone can access it on the spot and time of their choice - typically place on the Internet). However, the rules laid down by law do not necessarily have to be known to everyone, and for this reason, the use of legal possibilities or violation of the law may occur. In the first case, someone will refrain, for example, from downloading their hard drive from the computer because they are not sure if the law allows. In the worst case, work will be used in an unlawful manner, for example by posting it on another website.
The situation can be solved to a certain extent with so-called public licenses. These work so that the author of the work in advance explicitly defines how and to what extent his work may be used by others. Information that the work is licensed under the terms of a specific public license and the full text of the license terms (or a reference to it) is attached to the work itself. Any potential candidate is so informed in detail of the conditions under which the work can be enjoyed. The author of the work in this way can not limit the possibility of making extracts and copies of the work and copying the work (this is permitted directly by law), but the scope of these options can be broadened, in principle in any way. The author has the option of formulating the license terms separately or by using one of the existing ones.
For the text itself, we recommend using the " Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Czech Republic " license. This license will allow anyone to use the work, always indicating who is the author of the work you are doing. This license can also be recommended for all text, picture, audio or audiovisual attachments for the final work. For example, other Creative Commons licenses allow you to exclude the commercial use of the work or the creation of edited works.
For computer programs that are part of the final work, we recommend using the license " The BSD 3-Clause License " . This license will allow third parties to use the computer program for free, and will have to indicate who is its author. A suitable alternative can be used " Apache License Version 2.0 " , which ensures the publication of the work under the same conditions (the text of the license is however somewhat more detailed).
If the author is interested in limiting the possibilities of interventions in a created computer program (creation of so-called derivative works), but does not want to restrict its use as libraries, then use the GNU Lesser General Public License . This will allow virtually unlimited use of a computer program as a library. However, if someone uses the computer program so modified to create a derivative computer program, the new computer program will also have to be published under the terms of the GNU LGPL license and / or other compatible licenses.
In order for the text of the thesis in the Archive of the final thesis to be published under the terms of any of the Creative Commons licenses , created visual link in the text of the work, preferably at the very beginning, immediately behind the title page.
In order for the computer program to be published under the terms of BSD license in the Archive of the final thesis, the following procedure must be followed:
- the source code of the computer program must be marked as "Copyright (c) <ROK>, <AUTOR>"
- the source code of the computer program must be accompanied by the exact wording of the license terms and the text of the disclaimer that is part of the license
- texts ad 1) and ad 2) must also be attached to the documentation and other materials distributed together with the binary code
- the University of California, Berkeley, or other BSD licensees may not be used in a manner that would testify to their association or support of the licensed computer program
In order for the computer program to be published in the Archive of the final thesis under the terms of the Apache License, the following text (filled in in square brackets) must be attached to it:
Copyright [yyyy] [name of copyright owner]
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
The text should be embedded in source code files, appended to the documentation and other materials distributed along with the binary code.
In order for the computer program to be published in the Archive of the final thesis under the LGPL license terms, the following elements must be attached to each file that contains the source code:
- notifications in the form "Copyright <ROK> <AUTHOR>"
- a notice that the program is licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
Additionally, a copy should be placed on the medium on which the computer program is distributed LGPL license terms and a copy GPL License Terms . Both licenses must be placed on the medium because the LGPL is a superstructure over the GPL.
|Options||The BSD 3-Clause License||Apache License Version 2.0||GNU Lesser General Public License|
|Create unchanged copies||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spread unchanged copies||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Use it as a library in your software||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spread modified versions||Yes||Yes||Only under LGPL or compatible|