On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Jay Wren <jrwren@xmtp.net> wrote:

On Nov 7, 2012, at 3:29 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml@behnel.de> wrote:

> anatoly techtonik, 07.11.2012 09:19:
>>>> 4. Recipes are licensed, which is a too much of a burden for a snippet
>> I also found that ActiveState site doesn't allow to release recipes into
>> Public Domain.
> Which is ok because "Public Domain" is not a universal concept. It won't
> work in all countries where your recipes will be read and where people want
> to use them. Better use a suitable license.

Creative Commons did a lot of work on making CC0 a universal "Public Domain". While other CC licenses are not suitable for code, CC0 does make sense when you want to release code as what some of us know as "Public Domain".


As for ActiveState not allowing it, StackOverflow might confuse things as well since all contributions on StackExchange sites are licensed under CC-BY-SA. It may be difficult to put a CC0 license along side each post in StackOverflow.


Wow. I didn't know that - it looks like all code on SO is copylefted and can not be used in commercial products without giving up the rest of your commercial code - http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/18883/what-license-should-be-on-sample-code
anatoly t.