[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Feb 18 04:41:05 UTC 2012

Bruce Perens scripsit:

> So, I am reading this as either an abandonment of rights OR  
> acquiescence, but not both.

Patent rights are not abandoned under either circumstance: a dedication to
the public domain of the copyright does not apply an abandonment of relevant
(or irrelevant) patent rights.

John Cowan              cowan at ccil.org          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most people are much more ignorant about language than they are about
[other subjects], but they reckon that because they can talk and read and
write, their opinions about talking and reading and writing are as well
informed as anybody's.  And since I have DNA, I'm entitled to carry on at
length about genetics without bothering to learn anything about it.  Not.
                        --Mark Liberman

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