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Hey Kid! Don't Copy That Floppy!

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Software licensing sets up rules for everyone to follow when contributing or using code. Some companies have specific policies on what types of licenses are compatible with their code base. Other companies put rules on their developers on how they’re allowed to contribute code to software. Do you license your software? How well did you read that LICENSE file? We’ll go over what types of licenses are out there and why you’ll need one before you end up on the wrong side of a DMCA notice.

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Aaron Kalin


Aaron Kalin is a developer for Treehouse hailing from Chicago and has been programming for over 15 years. At night you’ll find him hacking on game servers or experimenting with other programming languages. He’s passionate about solving problems and enjoys giving back as much as possible. You’ll sometimes find him dressed as a Stormtrooper to raise money for charity or cheering up sick kids in hospitals.


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