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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Copyrights are assigned by default and are involuntary. Enough people have been burned by legal bullshit in the past (ie: BSD) that dealing with licensing is unavoidable. Ignore it at your own peril.
Villa: Pushing back against licensing and the permission culture
Posted Jan 29, 2013 17:29 UTC (Tue) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205)
However, if you still want to make a political statement, check out the Creative Commons 0 "public domain dedication" license.
It basically tries 20 different ways to waive all rights, falling back as many times as it needs to until it gets something legal in the licensee's jurisdiction.
I agree that the author's premise is flawed. Not licensing means "full copyright", which is the complete opposite of a protest. I don't believe anybody is releasing code with no license as a political statement. (Note: the author isn't endorsing this, just suggesting it's a reason for the lack of licensing on github. Near the end of the article, he suggests some better ways to make a statement.)
Posted Jan 30, 2013 9:24 UTC (Wed) by pabs (subscriber, #43278)
Posted Jan 30, 2013 17:40 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 30, 2013 10:40 UTC (Wed) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
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