[linux-elitists] wtf is "public domain"?

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 5 20:03:17 PST 2007

Quoting Eugen Leitl (eugen@leitl.org):

> http://cr.yp.to/talks/2007.11.02/slides.pdf

The DJB faithful report that he's not yet elaborated elsewhere, e.g.,
not on http://cr.yp.to/qmail/dist.html (as per
http://marc.info/?l=qmail&m=119416417029478&w=2).  On the bright side,
that's apparently motivated Russ Nelson and friends to (finally) plan
netqmail 1.06 (http://marc.info/?l=qmail&m=119422615630056&w=2) --
presumably properly integrating that huge stack of patches rather than
just shipping them with a patch script.

Trust Dan, though, to find the only legal category _more_
problem-filled than his old no-licence one.  Please see:
"Public Domain" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Licensing_and_Law/

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