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Re: [Lynx-dev] xz

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] xz
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 14:47:14 +0700
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>>>>> Thorsten Glaser <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Ivan Shmakov dixit:

 >> I may be mistaken here, but the above makes me think that the
 >> decompression code per se was released into the public domain,

 > Yes, that was attempted.

 >> which qualifies as both “free” and “open source.”

 > No.

 > It’s still unlicenced, as “Public Domain” isn’t a licence but rather
 > the absence of copyright protection.  And even if your country
 > accepts an explicit PD dedication, mine doesn’t, and so, PD is
 > proprietary, unlicenced and impossible to distribute.

        Any chance that the legislation will change?  (And, I wonder,
        whether there was a legal precedent…)

        So, in the end, I have to scan through a few dozens of bits and
        pieces I've released into the public domain during the last few
        years, and provide a suitable alternative license.  A nice way
        to spend one's time, I guess.

 > We’re discussing this on an xz list right now (again), so I’m taking
 > this off-list as it’s OT here.

        Huh?  This one has made its way to the list.

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