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What should be the default license for source codes on the wiki?

Public domain
6 (60%)
zlib/png license
4 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: November 01, 2012, 08:13:50 am

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Foaly

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Default wiki license
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:13:50 am »
Hi everybody.
There has been a discussion about what license the source codes in the wiki should have if the author didn't specify one himself (kind of a default license). This is important, because many people forget to include a license notice them self or are maybe just unsure of what to use. To keep people from not using code from the wiki, just because of a stupid issue like this, I wanted to set a default license. Laurent said he is too busy to take care of this, so I thought I'll do it myself. But I thought I should ask the community first what license to use. I myself think public domain is the best bet, because people who upload stuff to the wiki want to share their code and want people to use it. But of course choose for yourself :D . If anyone wants another option that I didn't include, I'll add it.
This is important so please cast your vote.
Thanks, Foaly

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Re: Default wiki license
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:22:03 am »
Although your text implies that I want to make sure people understand: You can of course always include your own license the default one only applies when there's no other specified. ;)

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Re: Default wiki license
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 09:35:01 am »
Of course! You can choose any license you want for your code. Many codes have a own license. Sorry if my post didn't make that clear.

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Re: Default wiki license
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 10:15:48 pm »
I voted zlib because it's permissive enough imo.
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Re: Default wiki license
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 10:34:19 pm »
zlib seems nice enough, it's nearly a free as Public Domain so I went for that.
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Re: Default wiki license
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 03:02:06 pm »
Alright, so since the poll ended its time to continue. As everybody can see the most people voted for the public domain license. 10 people is not a whole lot, but I feel like it's a representative and valid result. So from this point on every source code that is on the wiki is under the public domain license, unless the author specified a different license. In that case the source code is under the license the author specified.
To make the decision visible and noticeable for everybody I added a little notice to the wiki main page.
Thanks again to everybody for voting and getting this issue out of the way! :)