Near Public Domain license

David Woolley forums at
Thu Jul 26 21:16:48 UTC 2007

Jesse Hannah wrote:
> license, maybe also one waiving the copyright and permission notice 
> inclusion clause---would probably be the best way to do what you're 

Anyone exercising that waiver would compromise the distributility of the 
material they redistributed, because anyone receiving it would have to 
assume that, as very little software is out of copyright by reason of 
age, that it was copyright by an unknown person and that person had 
reserved all rights, and they would find it difficult to establish 

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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