If you wish to learn what you are able to do with project created on OSDN, please visit 'Development software on OSDN' page.
Please use Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved Open Source Licenses. If you need to apply other licenses, please describe the license details on project register form. It needs to be in accordance with the open source definition. (We will not accept non open source license projects).
You are welcome to create projects for open source data and fonts, and you are also welcome to create project that may not directly involve open source development, such as translation and editing of open source documents . There are times where the purpose of such projects is not straightforwardly clear compare to projects created for software development. It would help OSDN admin greatly if you could elaborate on the purpose of your project upon registering.
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