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Inside these pages you will find a collection of my personal ramblings (including security disclosures, my thoughts on various topics, and anything else that I feel like writing about). All of the opinions stated here are solely my own, and are released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.

Tag: Licensing

Licenses, licenses, licenses Aleksa Sarai, 07 December 2015.

There are many different types of works, and it can often be difficult to decide what license you should use (assuming that you intend to release it so that others may benefit). It's important to remember that not only software requires free licenses, other works do too. There are lots of opinions on this topic, and I'm just adding mine to the fire.

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Proprietary Software Poisons Science Aleksa Sarai, 13 November 2015.

As a result of my recent research project (and the one I plan to do next year), I've developed some strong views on how code should be licensed if it is used to prove a result in a journal paper. While papers might explain what their code is doing, it is detrimental to peer review for code used by papers to remain proprietary and restrict the freedoms of other researchers to verify the results of a paper.

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