On 2004-06-22 16:56:33 +0100 Camm Maguire <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am personally prepared to rely upon the Common Lisp community
understanding that they are public domain documents.
It would be nice for those in the know/responsible for Debian's legal
understanding to put forth a consensus on this.
I would like to rely upon it, but I am scared by the possibility that
some of the authors may object. Roughly how many others are
distributing this and since when?
If it is a large number, then it seems fairly likely that they are
usually regarded as public domain and any copyright assertion will be
You should include an excerpt from the lead author's message above in
the debian copyright file. I can't quite bring myself to say "yes,
this is fine", because it still feels potentially thorny. Maybe that
is why I was mistaken for a lawyer at a conference ;-)
My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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