[License-discuss] Unlicense CC0 and patents

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Aug 19 18:27:48 UTC 2013

Quoting Prashant Shah (pshah.mumbai at gmail.com):

> Hi,


> http://unlicense.org/
> http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode
> What is the difference between CC0 and unlicense ?

CCO contains a well-drafted fallback to permissive terms in the
event that its primary intent runs afoul of local law (as is a serious
problem with such efforts), while Unlicense is a badly drafted crayon
licence, apparently thrown together by software engineers imagining they
can handwave away the worldwide copyright regime by grabbing a bit of
wording from here, a bit from there, throwing the result out in public,
and hoping for the best.

My initial comments on Unlicense:

I never bothered getting to patent complications.

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