REUSE: Simple steps to declare your copyright and licenses

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Free software licensing can be tiresome. But setting the conditions for the use and reuse of your code is extremely important. To make developers' lives easier, there is the REUSE initiative. This presentation explains simple yet powerful best practices for defining licenses and copyright holders.

Original story by LibrePlanet 2021 and the Free Software Foundation. Published 2021-03-22, Originally published 2021-03-21.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.


Video Copyright LibrePlanet 2021 / Free Software Foundation. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

In three easy steps, you can make sure that for all files are labelled clearly. No matter how complex you project is, REUSE keeps you covered. With the additional documents and tools, you can increase the time you actually can concentrate on coding.

Learn about the principles and see a live demo of how we make a project REUSE compliant.

"Max Mehl is program manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness, and licensing. He is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees free software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day, he is fascinated with how many advantages software freedom brings to different aspects of daily life -- from ethics to politics, and economy to security technology."

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