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Re: Maintainers Guide

Tollef Fog Heen writes:
> Are you able to claim that source code written is not under copyright in
> any way?  It's less than 70 years after the author's death (even for
> really old code from, say, 1950) and if it clearly is copyrightable, it
> will be under copyright.

If it was written by a US government employee on government time it is not
protected by US copyright.  If it was published in the US before 1989
without a copyright notice it is in the public domain.
John Hasler

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