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Old 08-30-2019, 12:13 PM   #16
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Why lawyer this up and why use any license at all? What would you be protecting? I'm not interested in the various descriptions of "open source", to me it is two words, when combined indicate to me that there are no restrictions on the copying and re-using of my source that I publicly posted somewhere.
The point is to ban other people from placing restrictions on the copying and re-using of your code.
 
Old 08-30-2019, 12:55 PM   #17
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The point is to ban other people from placing restrictions on the copying and re-using of your code.
Sorry, but not for me.

An earlier point that those who wish to reuse code will not because they have no authoritative information indicating that code is open source, is something I can agree with.

I'm absolutely understanding of the need for licensing, this is done for my employers or clients as a requirement.

At an earlier point in this thread, I got the impression that this was just random tool code which the OP wished to post, and should've realized that they are interested in licensing, otherwise they'd have not created this thread.

But, I have snippets of code, posted in blogs, or also scripts. I also have some very small, one to two file git repos which were valid code, example code, but absolutely nothing of any consequence.

Sorry, but couldn't be bothered to increase the size of those very old things, just to add a licensing statement.

Meanwhile, someone has already pointed out that it technically is licensed anyways.

So my earlier recommendation is not useful for this question/poll.
 
Old 08-31-2019, 02:24 AM   #18
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Most of the software & OS world I live in uses the GPL, so I use that too.
It's that simple for me.
I want to make sure that people can & cannot do the same with my code that I can & cannot do with their code.

BTW, there's also differences between GPL2 and GPL3
 
Old 09-05-2019, 07:31 PM   #19
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There is no "the MIT License". The term actually refers to different variants of a very free license. Whenever I have the choice, I mostly prefer the WTFPL. For more serious projects, my go-to choice is MIT-0.

Honestly, everything which I am allowed to license is work which I do in my free time, for fun, not for profit. Take my stuff, sell it for a billion US$, I don't care. Especially, I am not interested in imposing a multi-page set of "YOU MUST" rules onto whoever decides to use my free software, like the GPL would. So I won't.
 
  


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