List of Licenses for Freedom

Respects Our Freedom Licenses

This post is just going to be a list of FLOSS-like licenses which respect the freedoms of the people the program is being run on in any number of ways as well as including short summaries of each license. The only criteria for a license to be included on this list are:

  1. The license must be in the spirit of copyleft and reciprocation.
  2. The license only restricts a license in terms of for what purpose it is used, and not who uses it. Licensing against specific entities rather than their actions is a frivolous effort and discourages coming into compliance.
  3. The license leverages (2) in order to promote social freedoms or for an otherwise ethical cause.

The List

In no particular order

If you know of a license not on this list, message me on the fediverse or email me at