[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.

Puneet Kishor

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