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Could the CC0's fallback license be the BSD-0? is there any difference?

CC0's fallback license is: Public License Fallback. Should any part of the Waiver for any reason be judged legally invalid or ineffective under applicable law, then the Waiver shall be preserved to ...
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Can I provide my source code which uses Apache 2.0 library under CC0?

Is it possible to provide my source code under CC0 on a GitHub repository that satisfies the following properties? It uses Apache 2.0 library. There is no source code or binary of the library in the ...
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Need samples of copyleft notices

I would like to make my lecture notes free, and available to all, but would like to be given credit if others use part of it. Should it be copyleft, GPL, CC, or others? What would be a proper notice ...
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Why is CC0 criticized for its patent weakness whereas other licenses aren't?

CC0 is often criticized for its patent clause No trademark or patent rights held by Affirmer are waived, abandoned, surrendered, licensed or otherwise affected by this document. At the same time, ...
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If I fork a lib that is MIT / Apache 2.0 dual license, can I change it to CC0 for redistribution?

A lot of our projects are CC0 licensed and I had been researching across the web to find any information regarding the legalities of this, and to retain the original author's moral rights. I have not ...
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Attach CC0 licensed datasets to own R package

I am writing an R package that uses data from other authors (UN Voting). Is there any licensing issue in adding the data directly to the package? I am not sure whether I can just add this data to the ...
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MVN repository artifact licence?

I have the following question. One commercial license scanning tool notified me that following artifact: https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.jboss.xnio/xnio-api/3.3.8.Final has a public domain, ...
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Can CC0 works be called "Copyright free"?

When a work is the Public domain it is "free of any copyright" so it can be called "Copyright free". When I use the CC0 license I am waiving off all of rights and dedicating it to the public domain. ...
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Is it possible to release a newer version of a CC0 project under a license such as the zlib/libpng license?

Context: I am the sole contributor to a git versioned project. Let's say I have a project that is licensed under the CC0. Now suddenly I decide that this license doesn't really fit my needs. Am I ...
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Does CC0 require a year/author line the same way other licenses do?

As explained in this answer software licenses that assert some form of copyright should include a year/author or they may not be recognized in the case of a future dispute. Does the same thing apply ...
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Re-licensing software in the public domain as CC0 [duplicate]

I would like to roll some OSS in the public domain into a larger code base to distribute myself. I have a few concerns however. Code released into the public domain may at the discretion of the ...
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How does CC0 interact with others' work that I cite?

I may have the chance to write software programming tutorials for my community college, and be paid for doing so. If they agree, I would like to release them in a very permissive license, such as CC0 ...
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What is the use of attaching a license like WTFPL?

I've been checking out the different licenses and I came around WTFPL. I understand the basic intention of the license. But how much appropriate is this license to use for any work? It says, You ...
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Creating Public Domain CC0 project that uses plugins/libraries with different licenses

I work for a city and want to start releasing our projects with CC0 Public Domain license. However, if we use other bits of code (dc.js, jquery, plugins for leaflet.js, etc) that are not CC0, is that ...
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How do I turn a public domain project into a MIT project

A while ago I released some code into the public domain, using CC0. I am now thinking, that I would like to extend that work, but have it under the MIT license -- the extensions at least. I don't ...
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Can Public Domain use GPL licensed library/program?

A similar question already asked here (https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/159023/can-cc0-code-use-a-gpl-library) but my question is a little bit different, perhaps more accurately....
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What's the status of CC0 under the eyes of German law?

In another question I asked Tim Malone suggested that Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication might be incompatible with German law. What's the exact status of CC0 under the eyes of German law? ...
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Can Wikidata which runs under CC-Zero incorporate CC BY content?

Wikidata is a database licensed under CC-Zero. If Wikidata would include CC BY content with Wikidata properly labeling the source, would that be okay? Or do third-parties that want to reuse the ...
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What License can I use in my project if I use CC-BY/CC-0 Music?

I did a google search and read through some license information, blog etc. here and there but I'm just not sure whether I can use CC-BY/CC-0 Music in my OpenSource Project no matter what license I use ...
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What are the limitations of CC0 vs Public Domain

What are the shortcomings of CC0 in comparison with Public Domain? for author of work? for users? for those who modify/extend/change license of original work?
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is CC BY license GPL compatible? CC BY vs CC0

CC0 license is GPL compatible. A component with such license can be included in GPL-licensed product. Is this true also for CC BY license? What is the difference between CC0 and CC BY licenses? ...
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May someone else apply a license to CC0 material?

Alice licensed her work under CC0 1.0. May Bob take Alice’s work and publish it under another Creative Commons license (e.g., CC BY-SA)? If yes, may Bob publish it under his own name (i.e., not ...
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How could using code released under CC0 infringe on the author's patents?

Creative Commons defines a CC0 license type (here's the full legal code) that claims to allow creators to release their works into the public domain by waiving "all their copyright and related rights ...
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