Re: Public Domain again
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 07:56 PM, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> 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 which some other public domain dedications may not :)
The CC0 also expressly excludes a patent license to use the work
held by the author. This makes CC0 excellent vehicle for groups
wishing to share example code for a patented technique so that they
may request royalty after it becomes popular.
The FSF has determined that CC0 is a free software license, however,
the OSI has decided to pass (http://opensource.org/faq#cc-zero)
If you wish to become dependent upon software which is dedicated
to the public domain under the CC0, you might want to see if the
original author would strike clause 4a as part of their dedication.