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All code is protected by copyright in one form or the other (unless it has been placed explicitly in the public domain). If you do not attach an explicit copyright license, the default copyright license applies, which amounts to "the code belongs to the author and nobody else can use it." If you publish your code, especially if it is on a code sharing site ...


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Why would anyone want such a restricted license? Quite simply, control. And possibly, ego, positioning, financial, and other advantages that derive from control. Over the last twenty years, numerous organizations have offered access to code on generous, "please use it, learn from it, enhance it, and pass it on!" terms. The GNU Public Licence, Apache, and ...


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The GNU FAQ says the following, which should pretty much answer your question: Can I make binaries available on a network server, but send sources only to people who order them? If you make object code available on a network server, you have to provide the Corresponding Source on a network server as well. The easiest way to do this would be to ...



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