Re: Public domain and DSFGness
David Given writes:
> Example: the command shell I'm using (the CCP in CP/M terminology) is an
> enhanced command shell alternative called ZCPR. The first version of this,
> ZCPR1, which contains no copyright notice, and which was released in 1982
> to the SIG/M public domain distribution group. I found the release
> announcement (
> which contains a passing reference to it being released into the public
> domain. Is this good enough?
Quoting the relevant section from that document
... So far, based upon both user feedback and our own experiences, we feel
that ZCPR is a significant contribution to the Public Domain, and
everyone who has used it greatly prefers it over standard CP/M.
ZCPR is being released for Public Distribution through the SIG/M
User's Group of the Amateur Computer Group of NJ. In the spirit of
Public Domain software, ZCPR is by no means a panacea, but is IS a
very nice stepping stone, and you are encouraged to feel free to
modify it to please yourselves...
I am not the person who decides this sort of thing for Debian, but that
looks good to me.