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Why Public Domain

Fri Jun 3, 2016

A friend of mine asked me today why I release my work as public domain, it seems lawyers (and not just them) especially dislike this way of waiving your rights on the code. While I acknowledge there might be problems in some jurisdictions, the main idea is this:

Releasing your work as public domain is not merely a practical way of giving the code to people, but also a political statement against the idea of software ownership. Not everything has to belong to someone.

Just that. Feel free to do whatever you want with my code.

I don’t give a shit about licensing - by Randall Degges.


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