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Re: DEP-5 and public domain

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> here is an example of package where I use the License field to include
> include copy of a public domain notice. This is a software made by a
> U. S. Governmental agency.

Ah, interesting, thank you.

> In general, I think that it is appropriate to convey the information of
> what the authors want people to do or refrain to do with their software,
> even if they can not enforce it. In the above example, citing the notice
> also has the advantage of clarifying why the work is in the public
> domain, and give some confidence that it is not a misunderstanding from
> the upstream author.

Wholeheartedly agreed on that.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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