wxPython Licence vs GPL

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Sat Nov 26 02:53:20 CET 2005

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:26:38 +0100, Martin P. Hellwig wrote:

> BSD/MIT style license is a 
> good substitute of no license at all.

But that's not true: "no licence at all" means that nobody has the right
to use or copy or even *see* your work. You can, of course, choose to
show them your work without a licence, but unless you give them a licence
they can't legally do anything with it.

Perhaps you are thinking of the public domain, which does not require a
licence, but that is because it is not owned by anyone -- not even you,
the creator.

If you want to release your work with no restrictions whatsoever, then
just put the work in the public domain. Is attribution really that
important to you -- especially when that attribution may be buried deep in
the source code of software which nobody will ever see?


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