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Re: The Code Catacombs submission page should have a license field.

by Rhys (Pilgrim)
on Sep 07, 2004 at 12:09 UTC ( #388998=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Code Catacombs submission page should have a license field.

The idea that the source for any code should have some sort of license attached to it - rather than relying on whatever the local laws are - is a good idea. In code, implicit is elegant. In legal, implicit sucks. I'd like it to be clear what I can/can't do with code I find posted somewhere.

Another, much less flexible, option - the one used by the Linux kernel developers, apparently - is to have a blanket license on the Code Catacombs area that covers any code posted therein, and any poster has to click 'Accept' before the code is posted. Simpler, but reads 7 on the Policy Evil-o-Meter. :-)

--J


Comment on Re: The Code Catacombs submission page should have a license field.
Re^2: The Code Catacombs submission page should have a license field.
by sintadil (Pilgrim) on Sep 07, 2004 at 19:05 UTC

    Another, much less flexible, option - the one used by the Linux kernel developers, apparently - is to have a blanket license on the Code Catacombs area that covers any code posted therein, and any poster has to click 'Accept' before the code is posted. Simpler, but reads 7 on the Policy Evil-o-Meter. :-)

    Let us hope that that never happens, or there will be much gnashing of teeth, and fewer submissions as a result. Perl is about freedom, and taking away someone's freedom to license their code as they wish is a Bad Idea (tm). If I wanted to not have license freedom, I'd work for $EL_CAMINO_BIGNUM_COMPANY. :)

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