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Re: copyright question for abuse



bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens)  wrote on 21.05.97 in <m0wUM7Q-00IdTbC@golem.pixar.com>:

> Take the public domain part and put it in one package.  Take the
> non-free part and put it in another package. You already knew this but
> I said it as context for the following:
>
> Contact the author and ask them to issue the following more-legaly-correct
> license _only_ on the public domain part:
>
> 	"Crack dot com surrenders its copyright rights to this software
>      and releases it into the public domain."
>
> Package the rest with their old copyright.

Well, that's one option. The other is to replace all references to "public  
domain" with references to "freeware". Should have the same effect for us.

It's just that "Copyright" and "public domain" don't mix (and very few  
people seem to understand this).

MfG Kai


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