New 'Public Domain' Licence
I have seen quite a few people who want to licence their software as though
it is in the public domain. they are often told to go with a bsd or x11
licence. They usually say they don't even whant the restrition of forcing
people to include the notice.
The reasoning for the use of the common licences is that they are well
understood. Therefore in an attempt to satify all parties I propose the
following licence for use in those types of situations. The licence I
propose consists of the MIT licence below, excluding the part in the quare
brackets. This licence therefore is well understood, and does not have the
single restriction of the MIT licence.
Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders>
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so[, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software].
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS
IN THE SOFTWARE.
Licence taken from http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php