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The Unlicense is a public domain equivalent license.

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How to use code under the Apache 2.0 license in an Unlicense-licensed project?

I'm the author of an open source project which is licensed under the Unlicense license. I want to modify an HTML file from another open source project that uses the Apache 2.0 license, and add the ...
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Is there a difference between unlicense.org and SPDX UNLICENSED?

When you publish Solidity code, you can include machine-readable license identifier in the beginning of the file. Usually, it looks like this: // SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT pragma solidity ^0.8.7; .....
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What are the benefits of Unlicense/PD over BSD0?

I'm looking at the BSD0 license right now, and it looks pretty nice as something that works better than Public Domain in terms of jurisdictions and wording. What are the benefits, however, of using ...
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Does The Unlicense require you to credit the original creator of the code?

Does The Unlicense require you to credit the original creator of the code? When I was doing research it was unclear to me.
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Can the 0-clause BSD license be used for public domain work?

Main question Is 0BSD actually a valid license for work in the public domain? Would it cause problems in some jurisdictions? Is there a better option to publish US-public-domain uncopyrightable code ...
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Combined distribution of open source binaries when used as program in a CLI-Script

I am planning on creating a rather small repo on github but I am not sure which license should I use. The project is basically a collection of bash, batch and powershell scripts. Those scripts invoke ...
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Can anyone say my work is their work if I license it under the Unlicense?

Some days ago, I successfully built my own software. I want it to be open source. Someone told me about the Unlicense license. So, if I publish my software under the Unlicense license, would anyone be ...
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License obligations when creating a statically linked executable

I've recently completed my first "real" game and although it's not much I'd like other people to be able to play it without having to compile from source and satisfy dependencies on their own. I ...
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What license is the text of "Unlicense" licensed under?

If I want to license my software under the term of Unlicense, I'm supposed to include its text in a file and place the file in the repository alongside my project. When I distribute the project, I'm ...
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Can software be both MIT licensed and in the public domain?

docopt.rs is dual-licensed under the MIT and Unlicense. How can the software be both copyrighted and in the public domain? Is this an example of invalid licensing?
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