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Re: PBS License

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> I agree that the OpenPBS license requires modifications to be public
> domain.

This says a little too much.  It doesn't actually require public
domain status, but it requires something very very close.  However,
one can license all the rights that the public has under public domain
without actually making the work public domain.  It's not actually
public domain though; copyright gets retained by the original owner in
such a case.  One might say "effectively public domain" for example.
If we want some kind of clarification for the use of other Debian
developers, we could say "effectively public domain; not even the BSD
or X licenses would be combinable with this license."


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