On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 2:38 PM Jerry James <loganjerry(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 6:35 AM Richard W.M. Jones <rjones(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Yes yes I know the public domain isn't a license :-)
> Say that we want to write some software (code examples to go along
> with our LGPLv2+ library), and we want to basically give these
> examples away as much as possible without any strings attached for any
> use whatsoever (because the examples encourage people to adopt our
> library), and we also want to include these examples in a Fedora
> package, is there a preferred form of wording that we can put into the
> example files to express this?
Take a look at CC0. The intent of that license is to make a public
domain declaration in jurisdictions where doing so makes sense, and to
give the effect of a public domain declaration in jurisdictions where
it does not:
The FAQ linked from that page contains some boilerplate text you can
use in your files.
We no longer recommend use of CC0 for such purposes at Red Hat, or for
software at all, because of its exclusion of a patent license grant
(see CC0 4(a)). The issue of whether a free software/open source
license can validly do so has recently become a significant open
source policy issue.
If the MIT license is considered not permissive enough, you might wish
to consider Zero-Clause BSD: https://opensource.org/licenses/0BSD