On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:37:27PM -0600, Jerry James wrote:
On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 6:35 AM Richard W.M. Jones
> 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.
Thanks. I think you are right that this is the best license to use.
CC0 is covered by the Fedora license list ("CC0").
My only worry is that the (very) slightly verbose legal verbiage might
put people off - we really don't want anyone to stop and think if they
can use this. But probably I can counter this with some explanatory
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
Read my programming and virtualization blog: http://rwmj.wordpress.com
virt-builder quickly builds VMs from scratch