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Re: Public Domain again

On 01/02/2013 01:25, 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

Does this mean there are cases where the work cannot actually
be placed into the public domain ?

To be practical, are these files all right to be listed
as 'public-domain' in debian/copyright :

* without copyright notice
* with a short notice
  'There is no licence for this, I don't care what you do with it'
* without copyright notice, and an explicit
  'this code is under public domain'
* the same as above, but with a copyright <name> <year> next to it,
  (i made that last example, to be sure i get it)

> 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.

I would have been clearer by asking an answer about the examples above...
Sorry for the noise.


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