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Re: public domain

On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 02:21:33PM -0500, David Mandelberg wrote:
> 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.

This is fraught and complex. Public domain is unfortunately clumsy;
copyright law is acutely pro-corporate.

It is much simpler if you just use the MIT license. It has the same
practical effect with less hassle.

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