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Re: License DSFG-free?

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 04:07:36PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 09:25:43AM +0100, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > |You can do whatever you like with this package.  The code is placed
> > |at the public domain.

> "Placing in the public domain" is not a valid concept in all
> jurisdictions.  It's not always possible to abandon copyright.
> It's probably better to say explicitly what freedoms you intend to grant.

In such jurisdictions, what are the legal rights of an author who has
placed his work in the public domain in a jurisdiction where the public
domain is honored?  Would such a statement be treated as being equivalent
to a very liberal license, or would it be treated as a no-op?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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