Don't put your software in the public domain

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Wed Jun 1 11:44:25 EDT 2016

Steven D'Aprano <steve at>:

> ... because it is extremely unlikely to work. If you actually want
> your users to be legally able to use your software without a
> commercial licence, use a recognised open licence like the MIT
> licence. Public domain dedications are on extremely shaky ground and
> give your users no protection.

I say, abolish the copyright from the laws altogether.


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