Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list - FSF accepts this.
From: "David A. Wheeler" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:02:11 -0800 (PST)

Oh, if it's any help - the Free Software Foundation (FSF)
specifically states that "public domain software" meets the
Free Software definition (and that they believe it meets
the open source definition also). See this:

It would be odd if public domain software source code
wasn't open source software; it meets every criteria of the
OSD, and older versions of the OSD made it clear that
public domain software is open source software.

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