[Health] [Grassroots-l] Health Jam 2008
cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 01:17:18 EDT 2008
Possibly this article?
Apparently France and Germany don't have public domain. . .
There are certainly good reasons to use open licenses, but I think that
there sould be no problem applying a CC license to a derivative work of a
public domain work like a translation. Again, IANAL.
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com> wrote:
> good to know, I had read the opposite in an interview of the founder of
> SQLite, which is also under public domain. He said that releasing SQLite
> under public domain caused a whole host of problems.
> On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 00:27 -0400, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
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> > Bryan Berry wrote:
> > | Public domain license is a notoriously fuzzy legal realm that isn't
> > | recognized by the Open Source Institute as an open source license.
> > Perhaps you are already aware, but to be clear, in US law:
> > Public Domain means "you can do absolutely whatever you want."
> > To be specific:
> > 1. The US government has explicitly stated, in legally binding fashion,
> > that they waive all rights to enforce any copyright on this material.
> > 2. This material was placed into the public domain by its authors, so no
> > one else has any standing in any jurisdiction to enforce any copyright
> > claim against this material.
> > You can do absolutely whatever you want with this material, and so can
> > anyone else. It's in the public domain.
> > Public Domain is not a copyright license; it is instead the absence of
> > copyright at all. Neither the OSI nor the FSF has any problem with you
> > placing your source into the public domain. The reason that people
> > do this is because they want the CC-BY/MIT/BSD license's attribution
> > protection, or the GPL/CC-BY-SA license's copyleft provision.
> > - --Ben
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