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Software License

Software license is a legal agreement that defines the terms and conditions under which a user can use a particular software program. It is a contract between the software publisher (licensor) and the user (licensee) that sets out the rights and restrictions associated with the use of the software.

Software licenses typically include provisions such as the scope of permitted use, the number of installations allowed, restrictions on copying or distribution, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

There are various types of software licenses, such as proprietary licenses, open source licenses, and free software licenses. The type of license used for a particular software program can have significant implications for the user’s rights and obligations, as well as for the broader software development community.