Once you have a working application, the next step is to decide how and where to distribute it. You might be writing it for yourself, but most likely you will have a wider audience and have a set schedule for releasing it. There are a number of decisions to be made and tasks to be performed before you can do that, however. This process consists primarily of packaging and distribution, but it begins with licensing.
Before releasing any code to the public, you must decide on a license that will govern its use. A license will allow you to convey to your users how you intend your code to be used, how you expect others ...