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Re: "placed into public domain" software from droit d'auteur developers

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> 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[1]), shall we interpret this
> claim as null and void, or as the grant of very broad usage rights to
> the general public?
> [1] Over here, you can't give up some of your rights as an author,
>     much like you can't sell yourself into slavery.

I would cautiously interpret it as the latter and, if possible, contact
the author for a clarification. Something like the MIT/X11 license with
the copyright notice and the condition removed should achieve the desired

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