For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1
brian at collab.net
Tue Feb 17 19:14:55 UTC 2004
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 jcowan at reutershealth.com wrote:
> Brian Behlendorf scripsit:
> > So what happens when I download the code under a FOIA/public domain issue,
> > and then relicense under a BSD license? Don't I have the right to
> > relicense PD works?
> You can do anything you want to with a public domain work except try to assert
> a valid copyright on it, which is one of the incidents of the BSD or any
> other open-source license. So, no.
So I have no right to create a derivative work of a public domain work and
release that derivative work under a license of my choice? For example, I
can not take PD code and incorporate it into Apache httpd? I must
misunderstand what public domain means, then.
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