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Re: source code written by monkey

Ben Finney wrote:
> A package for which we have no explicit license to redistribute cannot
> go into any of main, contrib, or non-free. It simply cannot be legally
> redistributed at all without that explicit grant of license.

The author claims that the package is in the public domain because
it was created by a monkey and hence copyright law does not apply.

While these claims seem somewhat far-fetched, the end result is still
that the author has asserted the work is public domain. Why not
accept that?


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