[License-review] veto against Unlicence

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Wed May 13 18:03:47 UTC 2020

On 5/11/20 1:25 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> The courts are unlikely to assign him one against his wishes.
> Wrong, at least for the part of the world not USA.

Can you get a European or other non-US attorney to back you up on this?

We're considering accepting the Unlicense on the basis that more than
one attorney has said that they have no objections to it, and no
attorney has objected.  Despite the enthusiasm of your arguments, you
are not an attorney, yet your arguments rest on legal grounds.

If you truly want to block the unlicence from acceptance, the way to do
it is to get a qualified attorney to back up your assertion that (a)
release into public domain is meaningless in several jurisdictions, and
(b) violation is a statutory crime even without prosecution.

Otherwise, you've said your piece but been outvoted.

Josh Berkus

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