Re: DEP5 public-domain Question
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 08:19:46PM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> So what to put in the Copyright field? It's a required one.
I'd do something like this:
Copyright: not applicable
This work was created by the government of the United States of
America without any of the usual attempts to circumvent the
policy that all such works are without copyright. It is therefore
in the public domain. See http://... for information of how
the work was created.
Or like this:
The authors of this work live in a jurisdiction where the
concept of public domain actually exists, and have gone through
all the necessary steps to put the work into the public domain.
These steps are document at http://... Thus, the usual
misunderstanding that something is in the public domain,
even though it isn't, do not apply. Yay.
Or even like this:
This was created by unknown people across unknown aeons, and
changed and updated by lots of more people. It was sung by
medieval bards, and touched by that Shakespeare dude, and
possibly even Mary Queen of Scots. Who knows? Nobody knows,
not even the Shadow knows! There is no evil lurking in the
minds of anyone here.
This work is therefore not copyrighted by anyone, and is as
much in the public domain as anything can be. Truly, utterly,
totally. Be happy.
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