Very Open License

A software license for the kind-hearted, suited for big business use.

View the raw license on GitHub tobiaslabs/veryopenlicense


The Very Open License (or VOL) was made for those who wanted a license as permissive as the CC0, but with language as simple as the MIT License or even the WTFPL, that would be usable by corporations who worry about the legal status of the WTFPL.

The License.

In its entirety it reads:

Very Open License (VOL)

The contributor(s) to this creative work voluntarily grant permission
to any individual(s) or entities of any kind
- to use the creative work in any manner,
- to modify the creative work without restriction,
- to sell the creative work or derivatives thereof for profit, and
- to release modifications of the creative work in part or whole under any license
with no requirement for compensation or recognition of any kind.