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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 
...should be free, without restrictions. I believe that if you want people to use your code but pay for the privilege, then you're welcome to post the code on your own web site. Using CP to promote your code, if you insist on profiting from it, either financially or otherwise, is wrong in my opinion. Having said that, I see nothing wrong with specifying in the header, a request that it might be nice to let the author know what use the code was...

As far as I'm concerned, this site is one for mutual co-operation and being as most of us work for commercial organisations, it's obvious that some code will end up in commercial applications. Is this wrong and anyway, what constitutes code that can be copyrighted unless it makes no use of any external functions? For example, while I might write a function consisting of many calls to Win32, MFC, etc., can I really claim the copyright? I'm guessing that if I unwrapped all the external functions I'd used, I'd probably find that the code I'd written, was pretty insignificant compared to the wealth of code that "my" code actually relied upon.

"Oh, I'm sick of doing Japanese stuff! In jail we had to be in this dumb kabuki play about the 47 Ronin, and I wanted to be Oshi, but they made me Ori!"

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 
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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