[License-review] OSI recognition for Creative Commons Zero License?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 2 21:53:04 UTC 2012

Quoting Thorsten Glaser (tg at mirbsd.de):

> Rick Moen dixit:
> >If you're _really_ concerned about that, put 
> >#Do whatever you want with this codebase.  Copyright (c) 2112 Joe Owner.
> >...as a comment on line one.
> I think this is a harmful advice. Many people would
> stay clear off a work with such a notice.

I wouldn't use it, either.  I'd use MIT Licence (and maybe waive

For one thing, I wouldn't care to have warranty obligations.

The only reason I mention that is that it's exactly one line long, 
and is obviously open source.  Hey, the people who think Fair Licence is
too lengthy _ought_ to like it, right?

(The gentleman was talking about 'snippets', however.  Calling this
theoretical object of debate a 'work' is technically accurate within
copyright law, _if_ it rises to the level of ownable title at all.)

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