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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 
GeneralSimplistic Pin
Paul Watson25-Nov-04 4:49
sitebuilderPaul Watson25-Nov-04 4:49 
>one person

What about automation? Timed scripts at work say that perform various functions with the software while you are at home using the same software.

What happens if you run a few instances of Virtual PC and load the software into each instance? It is still one person at one place running the software.

And really the book analogy only covers a subset of applications. How does the analogy apply to IIS or Apache or SQL Server where you need CALs or per CPU licenses?


I get what you guys are saying. I just think the legal definition has to be tightened up a lot and that there is a need for other licensing types. We can't just apply "Software should be used like a book" to all software.

The intent is good but intent gets abused in court.

regards,
Paul Watson
South Africa

Michael Dunn wrote:
"except the sod who voted this a 1, NO SOUP FOR YOU"

Crikey! ain't life grand?

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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