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Re: license question regarding public domain

>And now I wonder if "License: public domain" in debian/copyright is 
>for a DFSG free package.

Public domain is not a license; it is "not copyrighted".  The issue 
is that the author needs to guarantee that he deliberately abandoned 
his copyright, because otherwise he has copyright by default.  Here is 
some suggested boilerplate text for debian/copyright:

<Program name> was written by <AUTHOR>.  <AUTHOR> disclaims all 
copyright in <program name> and places it in the public domain.

(Ask the author to say that that's OK.)

Maybe this belongs in a FAQ?


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