Public domain software is not open-source?

Rick Moen rick at
Mon Mar 3 19:21:22 UTC 2008

Quoting Rick Moen (rick at

> 2.  Abandonment of property naturally is a long-settled principle of
> law, too:  The abandoned property and eschewat statutes

Er, that was supposed to be "escheat".  Clearly, I need my coffee.  (The
escheat laws are those that ensure that lost/abandoned property
eventually reaches some appropriate owner, if only the state.)

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