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Re: Public Domain again

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 04:25:21PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Feb 2013, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> > My issue is that i don't understand how public domain is DFSG,
> If a work can actually be placed into the public domain, then that
> usually means that it has no copyright, and therefore automatically
> satisfies the DFSG so long as there is source.
> In countries where this isn't the case,[1] then it may not, but Debian
> has never claimed to be able to work around all countries broken legal
> systems.
> Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm unable to follow what you're asking for,
> exactly.
> Don Armstrong

In addition, I'd like to note that's what CC0 is for, really. It has
some neat fall-back clauses that trigger in the event a jurisdiction
doesn't allow for public domain works as such, and also releases
database rights[1] which some other public domain dedications may not :)

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[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_right

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