[License-discuss] Can OSI take stance that U.S. public domain is open source?

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon May 5 01:48:45 UTC 2014

Simon Phipps scripsit:

> We did not decide against CC0. The discussion was certainly at a low point
> when Creative Commons withdrew it from the approval process, but that's
> what happened, not an OSI denial. Had they persisted, I believe OSI would
> have needed to face the issue of how licenses treat patents.

I stand corrected.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
    "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context.  A telegram
    that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in
    5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document
    as any, even sans digital signature." --me

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