What is the ideal one for ?

For example if I create a python script that generates imagery in one form or another and I want to both be able to share that code for others to improve, modify or whatnot and also to be able to sell prints of the outputs, what license would one choose for the script?

@kurbitur Do you want to limit what people can do with the output of the code or who can use it for what?

@KnowPresent I mean it would be nice to have some clause so people can't just take my code, start printing the outcomes and profiting without any input (Would anyone do that?). But at the same time that could probably impose all sort of annoying restrictions and the whole notion of me being the only one to be able to profit can come off weird.

@kurbitur If you can accept that somebody somewhere (Jeff Koons perhaps?) might make a ton of money putting your stuff on overpriced handbags, then just go with a AGPL/GPL-3 or similar share-alike license. Those kinds of clauses usually don't work or hold up legally.


@KnowPresent Yeah that was what I thought. @paul also mentioned I could license the output under a different license but I think if Jeff Koons wants to make a ton of money off it somewhere then a license is probably not going to stop him. I mean there is a bunch of cases of Zara and Urban Outfitters stealing art from small artists and selling it as their own and that is not even open source art.

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