On 5/2/19 7:51 AM, Ian Jackson wrote: > Moshe Piekarski writes ("Re: Custom license conditions and grant for Wordplay package"): >> The copyright holder made a statement on Facebook chat that he considers >> the code to be in the public domain. Is that enough for me to consider >> it such? > While legally in some jurisdictions there is no such thing as public > domain, I think the intent of the copyright holder - to grant very > broad permissions, certainly broad enough for Debian - is clear. > > There is a difficulty with how we would provide evidence of this > statement if it came to that. Can you put a transcript and/or > (hopefully fairly small) screenshot into the source package ? My intent was to create a gpl-3 fork of the code > > I don't use Facebook, so I will ask: How do you know that the Facebook > user in question is the same person as the copyright holder ? I'm not a facebook user either, I went by the name, the fact that the pictures posted appeared to be of the same person as on his site and the fact that he appeared to know what I was talking about. > Ian. > Sincerely, Moshe Piekarski -- There's no such thing as a stupid question, But there are plenty of inquisitive idiots.
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