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What's important to you when considering the license of open source code?

Survey period: 24 Jan 2022 to 31 Jan 2022

The "use it for free" statement has many, many subtle shades. Not the least in the term "free". What's most important to you?

OptionVotes% 
The ability to make changes to the code without having to publish my changes21234.98
Unrestricted access to the source code24740.76
Granting of explicit rights (usage, patent etc)13121.62
Clarity on what happens if use of the code results in damages457.43
No restrictions on use (even against using the code for illegal purposes)12220.13
Ability to redistribute the code in any form I choose21134.82
The ability to link the code with other code that may have a different license19932.84
I generally don't pay much attention to licenses. If I can view it, I use it.17328.55
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralWhy isn't there an option "for commercial use"? Pin
Kate-X25726-Jan-22 0:20
MemberKate-X25726-Jan-22 0:20 
GeneralRe: Why isn't there an option "for commercial use"? Pin
Dan Neely26-Jan-22 3:20
MemberDan Neely26-Jan-22 3:20 
GeneralRe: Why isn't there an option "for commercial use"? Pin
Kate-X25722-Feb-22 22:15
MemberKate-X25722-Feb-22 22:15 
GeneralDo answers on Codeproject and Stackoverflow count? Pin
Jacquers25-Jan-22 5:18
MemberJacquers25-Jan-22 5:18 
GeneralJust a little note about the survey wording Pin
ElectronProgrammer25-Jan-22 4:44
MemberElectronProgrammer25-Jan-22 4:44 
GeneralOpen source coder angst worries me Pin
Cpichols25-Jan-22 2:14
MemberCpichols25-Jan-22 2:14 
GeneralI don't re-invent the wheel, but... Pin
Sander Rossel24-Jan-22 23:09
professionalSander Rossel24-Jan-22 23:09 
GeneralMissing option Pin
PIEBALDconsult24-Jan-22 2:49
professionalPIEBALDconsult24-Jan-22 2:49 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Jacquers24-Jan-22 20:35
MemberJacquers24-Jan-22 20:35 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
JP Reyes25-Jan-22 4:44
MemberJP Reyes25-Jan-22 4:44 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Jacquers25-Jan-22 5:15
MemberJacquers25-Jan-22 5:15 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
MKJCP25-Jan-22 2:57
MemberMKJCP25-Jan-22 2:57 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Matt Bond25-Jan-22 4:56
MemberMatt Bond25-Jan-22 4:56 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
jsrjsr25-Jan-22 12:35
professionaljsrjsr25-Jan-22 12:35 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Jan-22 2:21
MemberNemanja Trifunovic26-Jan-22 2:21 

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