[Linux-aus] Who defines Open Source?

Michael Davies michael at msdavies.net
Wed Feb 8 12:19:02 UTC 2006

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Del <del at babel.com.au>
>  Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Who defines Open Source?
>  Sent: 08 Feb '06 12:43
>  Sometimes I release code as "no license, public domain", which
>  is also useful in itself, however it doesn't pass the FSF tests and I'm not
>  sure if it even counts as open source or not.

Code without a licence falls under simple copyright I believe, which doesn't make is useful for anyone else to use.  So if you really don't care what happens to your code, why not release it under a BSD-non-attribution licence so people can actually safely use your code without any further thought?


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