Earlier today I was installing a small free program hosted on GitHub. The End-User License Agreement shown when installing had a few things, but what stood out was:
[...] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Summary and full text of license and is avaliable here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
The main use for GibHub is as issue tracker. The source GitHub repository only contains a README.md file and zip file containing the
.msi installation file. There's even a few forks from new accounts, but they can't do much.
My main question is, what legal purpose does licensing a program with permissive licence have when the source code is not available? Are there likely to be any unintended consequences by licensing binaries under a permissive license?