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It turns out that many [[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html|Free Software]] authors, especially when writing something really simple, want to license it under an extremely permissive license, which would basically say, «do whatever you like with this». It turns out that many [[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html|Free Software]] authors, especially when writing something really simple, want to license it under an extremely permissive license, which would basically say, «do whatever you like with this».
-Some of them resort to using licenses like [[wp>WTFPL]] or the [[wp>Beerware]] License, both of which are very unfortunate choices (WTFPL basically being one big profanity, and the Beerware License's wording being [[beerware|astonishingly careless]]), in case author wants to retain any hope of having his/her code used in a serious (and of course filled with lawyers and PHBs) business setting. And I think all Free Software authors desire that their code is used as widely as possible.+Some of them resort to using licenses like [[wp>WTFPL]] or the [[wp>Beerware]] License, both of which are very unfortunate choices (WTFPL basically being one big profanity, and the Beerware License's wording being [[/beerware|astonishingly careless]]), in case author wants to retain any hope of having his/her code used in a serious (and of course filled with lawyers and PHBs) business setting. And I think all Free Software authors desire that their code is used as widely as possible.
A more viable choice is [[http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/|CC0]]. However, despite having a short summary, it entails a lengthy «[[http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode|legal code]]» and like other CC licenses, is not specifically aimed to be used for computer programs. A more viable choice is [[http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/|CC0]]. However, despite having a short summary, it entails a lengthy «[[http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode|legal code]]» and like other CC licenses, is not specifically aimed to be used for computer programs.

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