The goal of this document is to clarify the default state of a GitHub repository that has no license, and reduce occurrences of people asking for license clarification or suggesting an inappropriate license for the software.
This document incorporates a warranty dislcaimer from the Blue Oak Model License.
You may also wish to read boringcactus’ “An Anti-License Manifesto”.
[YOUR NAME]with your name.
We recommend naming this document
LICENSE.md, despite the fact that this document is not a license, as this is the only path I’m aware of that GitHub accepts as a copyright statement that is also rendered as Markdown.
There is no SPDX license identifier for this document because this document is not a license.
Each contributor of this document (including this explanatory text) licenses you to do everything with it that would otherwise infringe that contributor’s copyright to it, including modifying the document or creating new variants.
As far as the law allows, “Ceci n’est pas une license” comes as is, without any warranty at all, and no contributor will be liable to anyone for any damages related to the license or its use, for any kind of legal claim.