Don't put your software in the public domain

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Jun 1 23:43:26 EDT 2016


On Thursday 02 June 2016 06:45, Lawrence D’Oliveiro wrote:

> On Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:00:05 AM UTC+12, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> ... because it is extremely unlikely to work.
> 
> Which is why CC0 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ was
> invented.


Very true. The purpose of CC0 is, in a nutshell, to say:

"Put this in the public domain if possible, and if not, have a liberal licence 
to use it for anything you want, with no warranty."

But the question is, since putting things into the public domain is legally 
dubious, the first part is very likely not possible, which makes it just a more 
complicated way of saying:

"... have a liberal licence to use it for anything you want, with no warranty."



-- 
Steve



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