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On 8/24/2011 1:10 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
Stefan Reich writes:

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Rob Kendrick wrote:
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 05:06:10PM +0200, Stefan Reich wrote:
Wrong. 1-clause BSD/ISC is the easiest. Public Domain is a very fuzzy idea.

Huh? Fuzzy? It means: Do what you want, I allow anything. Clearest and
sharpest statement ever.

No, that's not what public domain means.

> From Wikipedia:

"Works are in the public domain if they are not covered by
intellectual property rights at all, if the intellectual property
rights have expired, or if the intellectual property rights are

Is that not the same thing? I'm not sure what you're doing here. Are
you deliberately trying to be confusing...?

_Works_ can become public domain, physical _copies_ don't become unowned
or unlicensed.  Licensing, including BSD licensing, is something
connected with the acquisition of concrete copies and the governing
[snip snip]

Didn't we go through most of this in past threads? Most of the arguments, the strident assertions that Germany does this and that, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah. Looks like it will be repeated ad infinitum.

Are we doomed to repeat this discussion every month? :-)

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia