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What type of source code license do you prefer?   [Edit]

Survey period: 22 Nov 2004 to 28 Nov 2004

What license would you use for code you wish to share with the community? Note that all options except the first and last assume that you would maintain copyright of your code.

OptionVotes% 
Public domain. ie you claim no copyright17319.31
Copyleft license such as the GPL24627.46
Unrestricted use and redistribution22224.78
Unrestricted use, but with redistribution in compiled form only9410.49
Restricted use (eg educational) with unrestricted redistribution192.12
Restricted use (eg educational) with restricted redistribution293.24
Developers must pay to license your code9510.60
None of the above (please comment)182.01



 
GeneralAlso a "forever" license.. Pin
Rocky Moore28-Nov-04 18:04
Rocky Moore28-Nov-04 18:04 
GeneralCreative Commons licenses? Pin
xt128-Nov-04 9:02
xt128-Nov-04 9:02 
GeneralCurrently... Pin
diilbert27-Nov-04 18:18
diilbert27-Nov-04 18:18 
GeneralRe: Currently... Pin
peterchen28-Nov-04 2:30
peterchen28-Nov-04 2:30 
GeneralRe: Currently... Pin
diilbert28-Nov-04 7:47
diilbert28-Nov-04 7:47 
GeneralRe: Currently... Pin
peterchen28-Nov-04 12:17
peterchen28-Nov-04 12:17 
GeneralRe: Currently... Pin
diilbert30-Nov-04 14:57
diilbert30-Nov-04 14:57 
General"Modified BSD License" Pin
smrta26-Nov-04 7:31
smrta26-Nov-04 7:31 
GeneralRe: "Modified BSD License" Pin
Rocky Moore28-Nov-04 18:01
Rocky Moore28-Nov-04 18:01 
GeneralAny source submitted to CP... Pin
thowra26-Nov-04 3:55
thowra26-Nov-04 3:55 
GeneralRe: Any source submitted to CP... Pin
James R. Twine26-Nov-04 16:04
James R. Twine26-Nov-04 16:04 
GeneralLicense? Pin
USMCmaggot25-Nov-04 5:18
USMCmaggot25-Nov-04 5:18 
GeneralRe: License? Pin
vive_la_squeeze26-Nov-04 22:43
vive_la_squeeze26-Nov-04 22:43 
GeneralRe: License? Pin
vive_la_squeeze26-Nov-04 23:04
vive_la_squeeze26-Nov-04 23:04 
GeneralRe: License? Pin
USMCmaggot27-Nov-04 5:31
USMCmaggot27-Nov-04 5:31 
Generaltransfer of license -- another nightmare Pin
Marc Clifton24-Nov-04 2:26
mvaMarc Clifton24-Nov-04 2:26 
GeneralRe: transfer of license -- another nightmare Pin
James R. Twine24-Nov-04 3:18
James R. Twine24-Nov-04 3:18 
Marc Clifton wrote:
Because I feel strongly about this, if you buy a license to use MyXaml in a commercial app, the license specifically says that you may transfer it to another entity.

   IMO, you have to be careful defining the word "entity", and you still have to place use limitations in the license... What is an "entity"? A single person, or an entire company (like a corporation, which is a legal entity)?  I could see a single developer buying a license and the selling (transfering) it to a whole business entity.

   I do not mind a transfer of license, but the license wording specifies the limitations on use.  I always liked Borland's old "No Nonsense" license policy; it works like a book (IIRC): that one book can only be read by one person at any time.  So you could install Turbo C++ on your home machine and your work machine, so you could bring work home, but the two of them could not be used at the same time. So even if the license was transfered to an entire company, it could not be used by all of its developers at the same time (at least, not legally).

   Peace!

-=- James
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GeneralBorland once said Pin
peterchen24-Nov-04 10:11
peterchen24-Nov-04 10:11 
GeneralSimplistic Pin
Paul Watson25-Nov-04 4:49
sitebuilderPaul Watson25-Nov-04 4:49 
GeneralRe: Simplistic Pin
peterchen25-Nov-04 6:20
peterchen25-Nov-04 6:20 
GeneralAbout Time... Pin
James R. Twine23-Nov-04 12:44
James R. Twine23-Nov-04 12:44 
GeneralRe: About Time... Pin
Marc Clifton24-Nov-04 2:22
mvaMarc Clifton24-Nov-04 2:22 
GeneralRe: About Time... Pin
James R. Twine24-Nov-04 3:27
James R. Twine24-Nov-04 3:27 
GeneralRe: Open-source and documentation Pin
Marc Clifton23-Nov-04 2:18
mvaMarc Clifton23-Nov-04 2:18 
GeneralRe: Open-source and documentation Pin
WillemM23-Nov-04 5:20
WillemM23-Nov-04 5:20 

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