Licensing for beginners

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Many people are confused by how copyrights and licensing works, and they often unintentionally revert to an option that does not benefit others as it could have. With this post I hope to shed some light on how licensing works, why you should be doing it, and what license to pick based on your personal preference.

If you dislike the idea of copyright altogether, then definitely read on. As copyright still exists virtually everywhere, ignoring it will only lead to less people being able to (re)use what you created. For now, licensing is a necessary evil, and there are some licenses that basically amount to “do whatever you want”.

It’s recommended to read this entire post. It may take some time to do so, but it will give you a vital understanding of how licensing works and why it is important.

The caveats: I am not a lawyer, simply an…

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