[Small-cl-src-discuss] licenses?

Alan Ruttenberg alanr-l at mumble.net
Tue May 25 15:41:06 UTC 2004

I propose that the list policy is that postings are in the public 
domain unless otherwise specified in the body of the message, to keep 
this list maximally friendly and useful. Policy can be implemented with 
a note added to the mailing list description and automatic reminders 
and with a note automatically added to each message, to that effect.

My two cents.


On May 25, 2004, at 10:18 AM, Ingvar wrote:

> Robert P. Goldman writes:
>> I've been reading the code snippets with great interest and
>> appreciation.  But I've been a little nervous about using any of them,
>> for fear of raging attack lawyers.  :->  More seriously, I don't want
>> to abuse anyone's confidence by adopting code they were just sharing
>> for pedagogical purposes.
> I'd be inclined to say "when in doubt, ask". Either us collectively or 
> the
> author of any specific code snippet you're interested in using.
>> So, I was wondering, would people mind letting us know what sort of
>> licenses they are putting on these code snippets?  Or is there some
>> standard license implied by posting to small-cl-src?
> There were some thoughts, but assorted web-fu problems, combined with 
> a lack
> of time and mailman being a right bastard at the time meant I didn't 
> get
> around to slap a general "Unless this, that or these terms-of-use 
> please
> explicitly mention the terms" and I can't really do that retroactively.
> I could, of course, solicit opinions on what you, the users of 
> small-cl-src,
> think and set a suitable cut-off date. I'd humbly suggest either "BSD 
> with or
> without credit required" or "Public Domain" as the two least 
> undesirable
> options, but as long as it's OK to (a) keep in the archives and (b) to
> redistribute, I'm fine with whatever people are fine with.
> //Ingvar
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