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GPL or public domain

This is a discussion on GPL or public domain within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I'm looking for sourceforge.net to host my expression manipulator project, and I'm not sure whether I want it to be ...

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    GPL or public domain

    I'm looking for sourceforge.net to host my expression manipulator project, and I'm not sure whether I want it to be under the GPL license, or if it should just be in the public domain. I'm concerned that my releases here at cprogramming.com to the public domain might force my hand away from GPL. Is this correct?

    I'm never going to make this shareware or anything like that. I just want to choose the best license to share this software freely.

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    Maybe I don't understand the concept of GPL as well as I thought, but why would releasing source code over here @ cp.com stop you from making it GPL?

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    Why don't you make your own license? If you want, you can get a lawyer to go through a license with you that you could use with all of your products.
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    That would probaly be pricey.

    A copyright isnt a bad idea either, it sounds good.

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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    That would probaly be pricey.

    A copyright isnt a bad idea either, it sounds good.
    This brings a question to mind: Is it possible to patent software? Because if it is possible, then there must be alot of restrictions.
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    BSD license, anyone can use your code with one restriction, they have to give you credit for it. Its basicly public domain only they have to acknowlege that its your work.

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    I've decided to GPL it. Sourceforge.net has accepted my application, which means my project will soon be at http://ygf-expre-manip.sourceforge.net/

    Now, if I could get CVS working...

    //edit: Here's the project info page:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/ygf-expre-manip/
    Last edited by ygfperson; 08-04-2003 at 11:25 PM.

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    "Now, if I could get CVS working..."

    I am guessing you are running windows. What client are you trying to use? WinCVS?
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    poor man's copyright.
    print out a hard copy(paper) of your project/letter/story/design/material to be copyrighted.

    stick it in a envolope and mail it to yourself. DO NOT open the letter when you get it back.

    when or counterpart steals your code and get a copyright to it take him( or a copy of the copyright) to a lawer.

    the postmark on the letter is proof of ownership at a certan time.
    the letter must be opened by a judge and a copyright sumitted at the time of the opening.
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