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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 
GeneralBorland once said Pin
peterchen24-Nov-04 10:11
peterchen24-Nov-04 10:11 
Software should be used like a book. By anyone, at any place, but only by one person at any given time.

We had a similar discussion today at the company: an extern suggested to make a distinction between "PC bound" and a "floating licence" (the latter requiring a licence server).

We are in a lucky position that our product does require a hardware (and the price range and distribution market justify a dongle). So I see a PC bound licence as a reasonable obstacle for "pure" software. But making a floating license more expensive "because it allows wider use" is as sick as selling me a CD I can't play in my CD player.


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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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