[OSGeo-Discuss] The importance of a project's license
Mr. Puneet Kishor
punk.kish at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 11:31:09 PDT 2012
On Jul 27, 2012, at 2:00 PM, "Michael P. Gerlek" <mpg at flaxen.com> wrote:
> I hesitate to get into this discussion, but...
> Puneet wrote:
>> [...] I short-circuit all license discussions in my personal domain by
>> not having any license. Life is too short and precious, in my view, to encumber with
>> these complications.
> Do you literally mean no license at all? That might be a mistake, if you're looking for others to adopt your code.
No, I don't mean no license at all. I mean CC0.
> Having no license documentation in the code raises all sorts of red flags. In my commercial or government work, I'd not allow use of any code whose provenance, author, and/or copyright status is at all unclear.
Using CC0 makes my intent very clear.
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