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OriginalGriff27-Jul-19 9:27
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Chris Maunder27-Jul-19 10:47
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Griff has given you the official, formal answer ("Yes you can") but it's an interesting point and one we've stressed over, talked about, tried to systematise, and eventually have sort of thrown our hands in the air about:

Developers often add licences to their code without thinking it through.

Developer A writes the code and says "do with it as you would". Developer B uses the code and it triggers a supernova and sues Developer A. Developer A says 'but I said I'm not legally liable" and the courts say "that's great but that doesn't work in our country".

Developer A writes the code and says "do with it as you would". Developer B unashamedly uses the code to create a product that makes Developer B a billion dollars and more famous than Hugh Grant. Developer A gets upset.

My advice is: go by the letter of what the developer has offered, but we warned that if they have impinged someone's intellectual rights, or written code that's unsafe, or inadvertently cause you to break a law in Yakyakistan then you'll be the one responsible, not them. Having said that, if you know the code has been developed from scratch and there's no SuperNova API exposed then you're probably fine.

BUT: if you yourself release the code for others to use then spend the 5 mins thinking it through and choose wisely[^].
cheers
Chris Maunder

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