[License-review] Request for legacy approval: The Unlicense

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Wed Apr 1 16:26:21 UTC 2020

On 3/31/20 5:48 PM, Pamela Chestek wrote:
> If I were asked to interpret this license, I would say that the use of
> the term "public domain" is naive and likely incorrect (including in the
> US), but the intent of the author is clear. They want to relinquish all
> rights, which is effectively accomplished in the second paragraph, and
> the third paragraph makes it clear how expansive they want the
> relinquishment to be. I don't see how a court could misinterpret this
> document in any way that could be contrary to the OSD.

If the lawyers are OK with the Unlicense text, then I don't see any
reason to object to it, as a developers.

Josh Berkus

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