Re: OSD && DFSG convergence
On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 09:54:54PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> Simon Law writes:
> > Public domain software that is unlicensed does not have the
> > protection of copyright law. Therefore, it is likely to meet all the
> > DFSG criteria.
> How can it? There is no license, so how can it meet #3 Derived Works?
> I'm not being trivial and pointless here, I'm being careful.
Ah... I see that you are being pedantic. Thankfully, the DFSG
is not a legal document; so although it is a literal interpretation, any
sane Debian Developer will realise that public domain software needs no
license whatsoever to meet all other DFSG criteria.
Notice that I was careful in not specifying that it would meet
OSD criteria. Your world and ours is ever so slightly different.