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Code license types for public entities

Posted by smathermather on July 20, 2013

Now that GitHub allows for simple attribution of license types (yay!), for my 200th post I’d like to solicit sources for best practices on licensing of code written by and for municipal entities.

There are so many OSS licenses, where is it appropriate to assert rights/control, such as with Copyleft, vs. MIT, vs. public domain, and are State Attorney General’s offices generally equipped to address these questions?… .

I recognize this is a state by state by municipality thing– depending on municipalities ability to assert copyright in order to control license types. I’ll composite responses and post back here and in a GIST. Ping me on twitter or here.

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