Revised License Committee Report for March 2009

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Sat Mar 21 02:19:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Donovan Hawkins <hawkins at> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, John Cowan wrote:
>> 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).
> Does any open source license protect against that? Most of the discussions I
> found on Google were from several years ago, but the opinion at the time
> seemed a bit grim.

It seems highly unlikely that anything can, since that right is
specifically designed not to be possible to contract away. But I
haven't looked at the problem in a while.


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