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Re: DEP5 public-domain Question

Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> writes:
> * Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>, 2011-07-20, 11:06:

>> I think public domain in the Debian DEP-5 context is a license.  While
>> it's not legally a license, the public domain status serves the same
>> purpose: telling people what rights they have to use the work.  So I
>> would do something like:
>> License: public-domain
>>  <insert here the exact wording from upstream explaining why the work is
>>  in the public domain>

> So what to put in the Copyright field? It's a required one.

I'd just say:

Copyright: Public Domain

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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