Re: "placed into public domain" software from droit d'auteur developers
Florian Weimer <email@example.com> 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), shall we interpret this
> claim as null and void, or as the grant of very broad usage rights to
> the general public?
>  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