Re: "placed into public domain" software from droit d'auteur developers
Florian Weimer writes:
> If someone claims that he has placed his software into public domain,
> and the person is subject to the jurisdiction of one of the droit
> d'auteur countries (Germany for example), shall we interpret this
> claim as null and void, or as the grant of very broad usage rights to
> the general public?
There are similar problems with copyright law in the US, which has no
explicit way to waive copyright. The way I personally would interpret
this is as an unlimited, irrevocable grant of all transferable rights.