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Re: How long is linux going to be free ?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 06:47:44PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> Shyamal writes:
> > Most of the software is already copyrighted.
> _All_ of it is copyrighted.  There is no software old enough to have
> entered into the public domain.

Software can be placed into the public domain by deliberate action of
the (former) copyright holder. See our own mime-support package for an
example, or the md5sum implementation in dpkg.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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