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Re: LICENSE: base-files and use of CC0 - public domain

On 10/25/2012 11:49 AM, Jari Aalto wrote:

Neither OSI, nor FSF recommend use of "public domain" for Open Source software.

I think you should total up the list of recommendations the FSF has made over the years, and decide if you really want to be constrained use only things that make FSF happy.

FSF recommends use of existing licences (GNU licences, Apache
...), likewise OSI:

     "We recommend that you always apply an approved Open Source license to
     software you are releasing, rather than try to
     waive copyright [= put into public domain] altogether."

CC0 is a bit more complicated than pure public domain.

         ... This âGive-It-Awayâ license provides no protection for anyone
         if the donated software causes harm (...) one [cannot] escape a
         lawsuit just because his gift was only accidentally harmful.

CC0 contains a warranty disclaimer. (Â4.b.)

If "utmost free" were the initial intention -- What was wrong with the
BSD[1] or MIT licenses, which are desinged to be Open Source software

My point is that this is basically what you get, when you live somewhere that doesn't allow public domain copyright disclaimer.

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