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

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:33:38PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
Florian> If someone claims that he has placed his software into public domain,
Florian> and the person is subject to the jurisdiction of one of the droit
Florian> d'auteur countries (Germany for example[1]), shall we interpret this
Florian> claim as null and void, or as the grant of very broad usage rights to
Florian> the general public?
Florian> [1] Over here, you can't give up some of your rights as an author,
Florian>     much like you can't sell yourself into slavery.

I concur with the other posters: I would regard it as a grant of
broad usage rights, and would suggest MIT-style licensing instead to
make things clearer. 

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