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Re: IBM CPL v1

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
> On the other hand, being able to identify all contributors is vital
> for reviewing the copyright status of a program, should there be any
> doubt or copyright infringement claims.  Programs with an unclear
> copyright situation cannot be considered free, IMHO.

I disagree, at the extreme.  If it's *provably* so unclear that no-one can
enforce a copyright over it, then it's effectively in the public domain
and so free.  However, you are far more likely to hit 'lawyerbomb' than
'free' and it's better to try to clarify.

Hope that helps,
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