What Is Public Domain Software?

December 19, 2022

Public-domain software is a type of software that you can use without the permission of or payment to the author. Such software has no legal, copyright, or editing restrictions, so no one owns the right to restrict or control its use. A few examples of public-domain software are SQLite, I2P, and SHA-3.

See also Freeware.

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