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    Open source license issue

    Hello,
    I would like to distribute a Python script (with JavaScript/CSS and third libraries as jQuery, Bootstrap) under a free license, but I have some questions:

    1) Should I indicate the license in all files or a single text file with the license in the root of the software enough?

    2) Should I indicate the date in the license and why?

    3) Can I put the text of the license under another license (e.g. Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)?

    Thank you.

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    Can you answer me, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laresistance2 View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to distribute a Python script (with JavaScript/CSS and third libraries as jQuery, Bootstrap) under a free license, but I have some questions:

    1) Should I indicate the license in all files or a single text file with the license in the root of the software enough?
    You can if you want but don't have to. A simple LICENSE file is enough.

    2) Should I indicate the date in the license and why?
    Date of what? You don't have to date anything.

    3) Can I put the text of the license under another license (e.g. Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)?
    Maybe...but why? why license the license that doesn't make much sense...
    Unless you mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-licensing
    Logic without the fatal effects.
    All code snippets are licensed under WTFPL.


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    @logic_earth Thank you very much for your response!
    Quote Originally Posted by logic_earth View Post
    Date of what? You don't have to date anything.
    Here's an example
    "Copyright (C) <year> <last name> <first name>"
    The year is it mandatory for the license to be valid (legal)?

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    . shoooo... silver trophy logic_earth's Avatar
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    That is copyright stuff, nothing to do with a license. But no, there is no mandatory...aspect of it. Nor do you even need to put "copyright" anything.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
    All code snippets are licensed under WTFPL.



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