The trend towards providing software as a service has required us to rethink the way software is licensed. There are different types of proprietary and open source licenses for software. However, the nature of web services differs significantly from traditional software and software components, which prevents the direct adoption of their respective licenses. As web services can be accessed and consumed in a variety of ways, there is a also spectrum of licenses for web services. We have mined existing licenses for web services for commonalities, and present the different licensing options in the form of patterns.

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Conference 13th Annual European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming, EuroPLoP 2008
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Gangadharan, G.R., Weiss, M, & D'Andrea, V. (Vincenzo). (2008). Patterns for licensing web services. Presented at the 13th Annual European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming, EuroPLoP 2008.