Linked Questions

21 votes
1 answer
8k views

Why shouldn't Creative Commons licenses be used for software? [duplicate]

Suppose I was finishing up an open source software. I needed to license it under an open source license. My question: Why would I not want to license my software under a Creative Commons license? ...
Trevor Clarke's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
62 views

Difference between creative commons and GPL? [duplicate]

Why shouldn't I release code under a Creative Commons License? For me the CC-BY-SA sounds very nice and is quite more readable than a whole GPL license, so I would like to know why its such a bad ...
schaeferpp's user avatar
6 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there any software licenses that allow for everything but changing the license or dual-licensing?

I would like to allow users of my code to make derivatives, but disallow derivatives from imposing any restrictions on the usage of my code. Is there an existing license that would fit this ...
linklinklink's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
3k views

"Pure Copyleft" Software Licenses? (with no additional restrictions)

TL;DR How can we replace the GPLv3 requirements of source disclosure + explicit license copy with something more subtle like "This work allows the users [...], and any derived work (recursively) ...
FxMySz's user avatar
  • 61
14 votes
2 answers
1k views

Does the CC-BY-SA License require that source code of derivative works be shared?

For example, if I create a LaTeX file and license it with CC BY SA, can someone create a derivative work, but only publish the PDF, without giving out the derived LaTeX source code? Does this fall ...
Ciro Santilli OurBigBook.com's user avatar
26 votes
1 answer
750 views

Do Stack Exchange’s ToS mean that the user-generated content is double-licensed to them?

In the ToS of Stack Exchange sites, under the section Subscriber Content, the first sentence states that my submitted content is licensed (to Stack Exchange) under CC BY-SA 3.0: You agree that all ...
unor's user avatar
  • 5,670
7 votes
1 answer
3k views

What is the main difference between GPL and CC?

I assume that the main difference between GPL and CC is that the former is for computer memorized data which is a source code and that the latter is for computer memorized data which isn't a source ...
guesto's user avatar
  • 97
4 votes
1 answer
3k views

Can I sell charge a code that link/use a library released as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International CC BY-SA 4.0?

I wrote a code that use a library release under CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International). As far as I understand, if I cite them and release the source code as well with my code I can ...
ai2016's user avatar
  • 171
11 votes
2 answers
824 views

What counts as adaptation for using code licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in software licensed under GPLv3?

Since 2015-10-08, GPLv3 is listed as one-way compatible license for CC BY-SA 4.0: […] you may license your contributions to adaptations of BY-SA 4.0 materials under GPLv3, but you may not license ...
unor's user avatar
  • 5,670
6 votes
2 answers
586 views

What license for code resembles CC BY-SA most?

With the rise of much licensing debate around here on Stack Exchange, there's been a lot of arguments about having a license closest to the status quo. Initially, I would've thought that the closest ...
Zizouz212's user avatar
  • 6,469
8 votes
2 answers
193 views

License for code snippets on programmers community

I'm part of a programmers community over the internet. I've been struggling with the code that's shared over the site because it's licensed under the CC BY-SA. I'd love to accomplish with the law and ...
Hacktivista's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
649 views

What is a good license for a software project template?

I am looking for a suitable license for a current software project. The project is special as it is rather a template, its primary goal is to provide a solid basis for scientific software. Therefore, ...
carlosvalderrama's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why does Creative Commons recommend not using CC-BY licenses for software?

The FAQ on the Creative Commons website states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly ...
moorepants's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
854 views

How can I use programming documentation without infringing copyright?

I have a really hard time understanding how can I use copyrighted programming documentation, tutorials, articles, blogs, etc. presented as text or video, without infringing copyright? I will explain ...
marianc's user avatar
  • 193
5 votes
1 answer
326 views

Company policy says no code under license requiring sharing source can be used. Stack Overflow is CC-BY-SA. Does this mean we can't use SO at work?

Training at work regarding software licensing instructed us that we should not use code from any project using a license that requires sharing modifications such as the GPL. We can use Linux as an OS ...
fdmillion's user avatar
  • 417

15 30 50 per page