on 2023-11-26

License the work under MIT

Context and Problem Statement

Everything needs to be licensed, otherwise the default copyright laws apply. For instance, in Germany that means users may not alter anything without explicitly asking for permission. For more information see

We want people to be able to use and adapt screamer easily.

Considered Options

  • CC0
  • BSD3
  • MIT
  • No license
  • Other open source licenses

Decision Outcome

Chosen option: “MIT”, because it is simple and contains attribution.

Pros and Cons of the Options


  • Good, because this license donates the content to “public domain” and does so as legally as possible.
  • Bad, because it does not contain attribution - and attribution is important.