[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sun Feb 19 18:26:19 UTC 2012

On 02/19/2012 10:14 AM, Karl Fogel wrote:
> in any case MIT and BSD appear to be pretty clearly copyright-specific.

But this is ignoring equitable estoppel through acquiescence of use. 
That it exists is pretty well-accepted. If they had language explicitly 
restricting the grant to copyright, it would be otherwise.

If you read the language of the license as the only law, without 
considering the vast legal context in which it is embedded, you arrive 
at a different interpretation than any court would.


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