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Re: Making legal issues as short as possible

>Would a software with the following statement and without any further
>copyright or licensing notice be free?

>"Copyright 2005 by XYZ. No rights reserved."
>Any issues with that?
Copyright law requires *explicit* permission in order to do a whole bunch of 
things.  This appears insufficiently explicit. :-(

"Copyright 2005 by XYZ.  The copyright holder hereby grants permission to 
everyone, forever, to do anything with this work which would otherwise be 
restricted by his exclusive legal rights."

That might work.


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