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Software licenses try to avoid ambiguity, which results in them being rather lengthy and hard to read. Would I be okay with flippantly summarizing the gist or spirit of a license in another place (like a code file)? I don't want the summery to be binding in any way.

Something like this for instance, which refers to the actual license text at the very end?

//    legal:
// This code is free to use for any purpose.
// I don't promise this code will do anything right or nothing wrong, 
// and is given "as is", see license.txt
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Those are just comments in the code, the license is still the license. Comments in code do not effect that.

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    Or maybe they are relied on and do have a legal effect, screwing up the clarity of your license. – George White Dec 2 at 20:15
  • They don't though. The license is what you agree to. – Putvi Dec 2 at 20:16

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