What license do you use for your Ruby gems?

I have created two Ruby gems (dvi_scrape and bsf_scrape), and I’m
planning
on creating a few more.

What license should I be using for my Ruby gems? I’m creating these
gems
on my own and not on behalf of any particular organization.

Jason H., Rubyist wrote in post #1124297:

I have created two Ruby gems (dvi_scrape and bsf_scrape), and I’m
planning
on creating a few more.

What license should I be using for my Ruby gems? I’m creating these
gems
on my own and not on behalf of any particular organization.

That’s really up to you AFAIK. I typically use the MIT license on my
stuff, but choosing a license can be a fairly personal choice. It
depends on what you’re trying to protect, or not protect, whatever the
case may be.

On Friday, October 11, 2013 7:21:57 PM UTC-5, Ruby-Forum.com User wrote:

That’s really up to you AFAIK. I typically use the MIT license on my
stuff, but choosing a license can be a fairly personal choice. It
depends on what you’re trying to protect, or not protect, whatever the
case may be.

Why do you use the MIT license? Under what circumstances would you use
something else?

I use the MIT license as well. It’s common enough that users will
recognise it immediately, and covers the basics while being succinct.

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Jason H., Rubyist
[email protected] wrote:

Why do you use the MIT license? Under what circumstances would you use
something else?

When I want something less passive but still open and that takes
contributors into account: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Jason H., Rubyist wrote in post #1124349:

On Friday, October 11, 2013 7:21:57 PM UTC-5, Ruby-Forum.com User wrote:

That’s really up to you AFAIK. I typically use the MIT license on my
stuff, but choosing a license can be a fairly personal choice. It
depends on what you’re trying to protect, or not protect, whatever the
case may be.

Why do you use the MIT license? Under what circumstances would you use
something else?

I think if you read through the short and simple MIT license it would
become very clear under what circumstances you would want to use
something else.

For example if I wanted to prevent others from directly making money
from my software. MIT specifically allows that.

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