Revised License Committee Report for March 2009

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Mar 20 18:41:37 UTC 2009

Dag-Erling Smørgrav scripsit:

> >
> You completely missed the mark.  Distributing a work under CC0 does
> *not* release it into the public domain.  In fact, CC0 exists
> *precisely* because there is no way, in most countries, to release a
> work in the public domain.  

What's more, even CC0 *probably* does not protect the person who reuses
the code against license termination by the relatives specified in 17
U.S.C. �203(a)(2).

John Cowan  cowan at
And now here I was, in a country where a right to say how the country should
be governed was restricted to six persons in each thousand of its population.
For the nine hundred and ninety-four to express dissatisfaction with the
regnant system and propose to change it, would have made the whole six
shudder as one man, it would have been so disloyal, so dishonorable, such
putrid black treason.  --Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee

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