[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sun Feb 19 19:46:46 UTC 2012

On 02/19/2012 11:05 AM, Karl Fogel wrote:
> A lawyer attempting to draft a broad permission grant might well 
> include the word "use" and yet still be referring only to copyright. 
> In fact, I think that's quite likely to happen.
It's not what the lawyer thinks he's referring to, or what MIT says long 
after the fact that its license really means that really counts. We're 
talking about a well-accepted legal doctrine. While you are correct in 
arguing that courts can make ill-informed rulings, in general we have a 
higher court to appeal to when that happens. It worked last time.


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