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How do I go about putting my software's source code into the public domain?

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The loss of Atom would be no loss for developers.

The loss of Atom would be no loss for developers.
-Tuxman (August 20, 2018, 02:51 PM)
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I and 18% of the SO 2018 survey respondents politely disagree  :)

But it is interesting to see how VS Code has skyrocketed to the top since 2016

Anyway, I'm getting off topic here so will go quiet now.

If these 18% and you  :D lost Atom over night, they'd move on to VS Code or Sublime Text, probably. They are all interchangeable, except that Sublime Text is not that disgustingly resource-clogging.

They only bought it for one reason. To have access to all of that code whenever they please.
-dmd7978 (August 19, 2018, 02:44 PM)
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This is FUD and nothing else.
-Tuxman (August 19, 2018, 02:47 PM)
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Yeah, they already have access to all that code whenever they please, and so does everyone else. It wouldn't make sense to buy it just for that.

If you saw a box with a sign that said "Free Candy", would you buy the box, just for the candy? Or would you just reach in and grab what you want, like everybody else? It's not like they can throw a lid on the box and keep it all for themselves, only. Open source is still open source, after all.

Think about this:

* You can learn some software development skills on Lynda (owned by Microsoft)
* You can use your skills to develop software in Visual Studio (owned by Microsoft)
* You can offer that software to the public in the Windows App Store (owned by Microsoft)
* You can make that software open source, hosted on Github (owned by Microsoft)
* You can use all of that to land yourself a job through LinkedIn (owned by Microsoft)
Do you now see how this all fits together?


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