[License-review] veto against Unlicence

McCoy Smith mccoy at lexpan.law
Thu May 14 14:35:57 UTC 2020

That's from MIT.
So your position is that BSD is not a license?  Is there any legal authority for that position, in the jurisdictions that concern you?

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> McCoy Smith dixit:
> >Because if that’s true, MIT and BSD are also not licenses.
> Does “Permission is hereby granted” ring a bell?
> Russell Nelson dixit:
> >Perhaps we could suggest that the Unlicense contain a statement saying
> >"In France, the concept of moral rights prohibits me from giving up my
> >copyright in this work. Therefore, in France, this license gives you
> >co-ownership of the copyright."
> It’s not just France. Look at how CC0 did it, they got that right.
> bye,
> //mirabilos
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> like many before him, shrug and move on; instead, he took it upon himself to
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> How's that for dedication. -- Wouter, about my Debian/m68k revival
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