[License-review] Svoboda for Approval

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon May 21 19:18:00 UTC 2012

On 05/21/2012 02:43 PM, Gregor Pintar wrote:
> 2012/5/21, Tom Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com>:
>> Again, I ask, what problem are you trying to solve?
> I would like to release my work to "public domain" in any jurisdiction.

The fact that "Public Domain" means so many different things in so many
different jurisdictions should tip you off that what you want to do is
not trivial. CC-0 (aside from its patent issues) makes an admirable
attempt to "workaround" this fact to achieve extremely permissive
end-results when it is not possible to abandon copyright.

If there was an "easy" way to universally place works in the Public
Domain (for all meanings of PD), it would already have been done. The
fact that CC-0 is long is because it is thorough.


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