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LICENSE: base-files and use of CC0
- From: Jari Aalto <jari dot aalto at cante dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Cc: David Sastre Medina <d dot sastre dot medina at gmail dot com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:43:53 +0300
- Subject: LICENSE: base-files and use of CC0
git clone git://github.com/dsastrem/base-files.git base-files.git
May files are put out using CC0 license. I'm wondering this as it is to
my understanding recommended only for data (images, pure data files,
databases etc.), or for code snippets that accompany documentation (e.g.
code presented in manual).
The base-files are infrastructure in Cygwin, so wouldn't using MIT, BSD,
GPL or similar license work better for standard code? FSF and OSI
recommend to select some known license for software projects.
 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-recommendations.html => topic "Software"
 After review, not approved by OSI. See threads published
"At this time, we do not recommend releasing software using the the CC0
public domain dedication."
"We recommend that you always apply an approved Open Source license to
software you are releasing, rather than try to waive copyright
altogether. Using a clear, recognized Open Source license actually
makes it easier for others to know that your software meets the Open
Source Definition. It also enables the protection of attribution, and
various other non-restrictive rights, that cannot be reliably enforced
when there is no license."