Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: Chris Gray <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 11:01:49 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, David A. Wheeler wrote:

> --- Rick Moen <> wrote:
> > Quoting David A. Wheeler (
> > I'm not sure there's reasonable consensus on the legal effect of
> > declaring one's copyrighted work to be in the public domain.
> I'm not a lawyer, but I talk to them!! 

Me too. :)

> I think there _is_
> a reasonable consensus on this point. 

If anything, I'd say the consensus in Yurp is the other way about: that 
the only way for a copyrighted work to enter the public domain is through 
lapse of time. There are some rights that you can't give away however 
loudly you proclaim your wish to do so.



Chris Gray

VM Architect, ACUNIA

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