[linux-elitists] On origins of MSFT code (hearsay) Re: [fsl-discuss] reusing code under BSD licence

billy@damaged-world.net billy@damaged-world.net
Fri Jun 6 23:38:18 PDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 07:45:59PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Possibly relevant to the previously cited estimate of "public domain"
> code percentages in Microsoft Corporation codebases:
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/public-domain

On this page it appears you said:
Last, copyright coverage applies only to "creative" works.  One might
successfully argue that a five-line shell script has insufficient
creative content to be covered by copyright law.  Once, a couple of

Does this mean that vast amounts of UseNet and Mailing list posts are
not covered under copyright law? 

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