Legal

Since 2011 I’ve accumulated many years worth of content and code samples on this site and I want to be clear about how I intend for that content/code be used. I encourage fair use of all content and code samples I publish. Feel free to create derivative works and use my code samples as starting points or solutions in your own code.

I’m specifically publishing licenses for my content and code here to avoid a situation I experienced recently where someone used my code as part of their own resume/portfolio in order to get a job. I’m also publishing this because some people are extra conscious of this legal stuff so rather than responding to each individual question about how one can use the content and code published here people can either find it themselves or I can just respond with a link to this page.

Content Licensing

All of the content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License except where otherwise notes. You can redistribute and base your work on mine for commercial and non-commercial uses so long as you credit me and derivitave works are licensed in such a way that others may use your work in the same way (you allow them to redistribute, create deriviates, and do it free).

Creative Commons License
Bill Patrianakos’ Thoughts by Bill Patrianakos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Code Licensing

My code samples are licensed under a software license rather than a Creative Commons license. All code samples on this site are licensed under the MIT license.

You may use this code for…

  • Commercial use
  • You may distribute the code you find here freely
  • You may modify the code as you please
  • If used privately you do not need to share your modifications

Conditions for using code samples:

  1. You must include a copy of this license and the copyright notice somewhere with the code. I don’t expect you to put the MIT license and copyright notice directly within code samples when used on your own blog. All I ask is that you add a link to a page that credits my code samples and includes a copyright notice even if its on a single page of the site like this one. If you provide code downloads then you should include a License file or put the license in a code comment.

Limitations:

  • The only limitation is that you do not hold me (the original author) responsible for any damages resulting from the running, publishing, or hosting of the code.
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MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011 - 2016 Bill Patrianakos

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.

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