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I'm writing a backup program for GNOME on Debian-ish distros (specifically
Debian and Ubuntu) and I want the some of the documentation to be public domain,
however I can't find any good resources on how to relinquish copyright.

The closest thing I've found so far is
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/>, but it has one part I don't
 think is relevant to copyright law and I definitely don't want in the docs:

> Dedicator makes this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to
> the detriment of the Dedicator's heirs and successors.
(the detriment part specifically as this seems to me as if it would make it
possible for anybody except my heirs to use the docs)

Also, I don't want to be held responsible for ensuring that it's a benefit to
the public, as somebody might e.g. find the word 'backup' offensive.

David Mandelberg

P.S. debian-legal: please CC me on all replies as I'm not subscribed.

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