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I recently worked with the team at GitHub to provide more information about 0BSD. More info about Landly's 0BSD now appears on choosealicense.com and, subsequently, will appear on GitHub license drop-downs (takes time). Beyond that you can also find more info about 0BSD on Wiki which I added after you asked this question. Other places to seek information ...


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Is 0BSD actually a valid license for work in the public domain? Technically not, because you are trying to give a copyright license on something that isn't protected by copyright law. Would it cause problems in some jurisdictions? I am no lawyer, but I can see it causing issues in the US if someone takes issue with the fact that a public-domain work ...


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Kyle E. Mitchell on /dev/lawer makes a compelling argument against using no-attribution licenses like 0BSD, et al.: Some recent licenses, like 0BSD, omit attribution conditions. There is literally nothing users have to do to use or reuse work under these licenses. That’s the ideal of “anti-licenses” like WTFPL and also public domain dedications: Anyone ...


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There is at least one reason to avoid 0BSD: it's not popular. Meaning that most likely it was not reviewed by most corporation's law departments. If I were to use or contribute to 0BSD code at work I'll have to chase Google lawyers to clear it. Apache 2 is generally recommended as trouble-free.


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I have already written on the subject of relicensing; if you read the whole of that question you can see my answer reflects a viewpoint which is widely-, but far from universally-, held. From that viewpoint I don't see a problem with what you want to do. In the first place, the Ritchey EPL v2 does not require you to convey either the code itself, or ...


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Public domain (PD) indicates a copyright status, for example that copyright has expired or was relinquished by the copyright holder. While this provides for maximum permissiveness, giving up copyright is not recognized in some jurisdictions. For example, I live in Germany and would not be able to contribute to a Public Domain “licensed” project. Public ...


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The "Unlicense" and/or public domain are not valid in some jurisdictions (in much of Europe you aren't allowed to give away all rights). If you look at the BSD licenses (and others), you'll see that they explicitly disclaim warranties, limiting liabilities for the donor. It is no fun to write code, donate it to the world, it gets used by somebody ...


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Copyright James Daniel Marrs Ritchey. This material was created for submission at 'Recommended license for small script without an attribution clause?', but can also be alternatively obtained from 'https://snippetly.blogspot.com/2019/12/searching-for-permissive-license-with.html' under the terms of any of the following licenses: Ritchey Permissive ...


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