Public domain software is not open-source?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Mar 6 09:02:15 UTC 2008

Philippe Verdy wrote:

> But I also think that the absence of such explicit statement is also a lie,
> by omission,

Again, the absence of a copyright notice is not usually a lie by 
omission.  It would only be a lie if someone claimed to license 
something they didn't own.  You are invented rules where there are none.

Matt Flaschen

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