Re: Some licensing questions regarding celestia
Quoting Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I should have been more clear that I was refering to licenses in the
> general sense.
Oh, so now you're attempting to change the subject! I see.
You had said:
My argument, for reference, is that a work dedicated to the
public domain is equivalent to a work with a license granting unlimited
unrevokable rights to the public to use, modify, copy, etc.
You claimed that this "followed directly from contract law", to which I
The falsity of that statement can be seen at a brief glance from the
fact that "a license granting unlimited unrevokable rights to the public
to use, modify, copy, etc." would be founded in copyright law, rather
than copyright law, without even considering the merits of the "public
> You are absolutely correct, though, in pointing out that Copyright Law
> plays a part in the rights that are granted to the public without a
The other gentleman did not say that. Moreover, it is quite clear that
contract law need not be involved in "the rights that are granted to the
public without a license". For example, if I write a codebase and put
it up for public ftp without an explicit statement of licence, the
rights conveyed to downloaders are granted solely through action of
copyright law (forming a default licence that omits the right to
redistribute and create derivative works, among others).
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