From no licenses to too many, software copyright finally made its way to including today’s free software designation.
Last month I touched briefly on copyright and this month I would like to continue the theme of intellectual property by discussing licenses.
Initially software was not able to have a copyright.
If the sources were exposed and there was no contract, then, basically, the software was in the public domain and people could do whatever they wanted with it.
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