Re: DEP5 public-domain Question
Yaroslav Halchenko <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> License: public-domain
>> <insert here the exact wording from upstream explaining why the work is
>> in the public domain>
>> You do need some sort of statement about why the work is in the public
>> domain, since that's a rather unusual status and requires some
>> justification (such as that it's a US government work).
> or just not copyrightable at all in many jurisdictions (factual data etc.) ;-)
Yes, but be careful with that. It can't just be "many" jurisdictions; it
has to be all the ones that Debian has to legally care about. There are
things covered by compilation copyright in the US that are not
copyrightable in Europe, for instance, and for those things Debian still
needs a license.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>