Originally Posted by phx
I was also under the impression that making my sources public domain would be pretty clear to everybody. The header of each single file says:
* I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the
* public domain. This applies worldwide.
Isn't that as clear as a license? Why can't that be seen as a license?
Because there are so many possible interpretations of that. For example, are you OK with someone taking it, pulling out your name, and simply re-releasing it for credit, or even profit?
If not, then you need to be more specific than that, hence licenses.