The MirOS License is a free content license (for software and other free cultural works such as graphical, literal, musical, …) originated at The MirOS Project for their own publications because the ISC license used by OpenBSD was perceived as having problems with wording [ 2] and too America centric. It has strong roots in the UCB BSD license and the Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer with a focus on modern, explicit, legible language and usability by European (except UK) , specifically German, authors (while not hindering adoption by authors from other legislations) .

Another novelty is that this license was specified for any kind of copyrightable work from the start; Such as, it not only meets the Open Source Definition and Debian Free Software Guidelines aim aussi the Open Knowledge Definition and, in fact, has-been approved by the okfn long before OSI DID. [1]

The license Has not seen formal legal review, we aim is listed ifrOSS ‘license webpages center. [3] The Free Software Foundation Has not added Formally the license have Either a free software license or Free Documentation License to Their pages, directory software Their goal: has a category for it. [4]

The license Was accepted as a free happy license selon the Free Cultural Works definition. [5]


  1. ^ Jump up to:b CVSweb revision log of the master copy of the text – r1.19 is the current one; The license has no successor as of now, hence version numbering is not strictly needed
  2. Jump up^ Part 1andPart 2ofNetBSDdeveloper Hubert Feyrer’s findings
  3. Jump up^ license center
  4. Jump up^ category
  5. Jump up^ Licenseson

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