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Re: Unknown license bits and public domain

On Wednesday 28 June 2006 18:21, MJ Ray wrote:
> George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> asked debian-legal:
> > Unfortunately John L Allen is unreachible to clarify the license terms of
> > his piece of code [3].
> >
> > Now, the question is: how long we should wait for nobody claim a
> > copyright for the code to have it in Public Domain ? [...]
> 70 years after the death of John L Allen, according to
> http://www.iusmentis.com/copyright/crashcourse/duration/ and
> http://www.templetons.com/brad/copyright.html
> Sorry.  Has anyone asked Northrop Grumman Corporation where he went?

NG is a pretty large and busy corporation ;-) ... whom to ask there ? A much 
more feasible solution is to tracк his footprints on the net. Look at #335278 
to see what has been currently investigated (vcard with appearantly invalid 
email address, but with some phones left, aling with some recent postings to 
rsync and perl5-porters mailing list, I'm not subscribed at).

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