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Re: [sdcc-devel] Licensing and building from real source


Am Mi 11 Jul 2007 13:07:03 CEST
schrieb Bas Wijnen <wijnen@debian.org>:

> >           The  ASxxxx  assemblers  and the ASLINK relocating linker
> > are placed in the Public Domain.   Publication  or  distribution  of
> >        these programs for non-commercial use is hereby granted with
> > the stipulation that the  copyright  notice  be  included  with  all
> >        copies.

> Strictly speaking, the above does put the work in the Public Domain.
> If the statement legally is valid even if the intention is unclear,
> the stated restrictions are meaningless.  I'd especially like input
> from debian-legal about this: With this statement, is the software
> indeed placed in the Public Domain?

I don't think so. Public Domain is an expression that is used by
different people intending different meanings, and the
license author explains what he wants it to be in the following
sentences: Noncommercial use with attribution. At least from a german
law point of view, it doesn't matter if the correct terms are used, as
long as the will can be deduced with reasonable clarity.

Michael Below

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