Re: "Public Domain"
Darren Benham writes:
> I thought I saw a conversation somewhere that said saying a license "is
> in the public domain" isn't good enough.
I think that a court would interpret "I place this work in the public
domain" as "I grant everyone everywhere unlimited irrevocable permission to
make and distribute complete and/or partial copies of this work". This is,
IMHO, not the same as public domain. The latter status can only be
achieved through the passage of sufficient time.
> What is Debian's position on this WRT the DFSG?
I think it should be acceptable but deprecated.
Licenses that say things like "This work is released into the public domain
under the GPL" are another problem entirely.
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