Re: [dev] picture

From: Ethan Grammatikidis <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 23:03:33 +0100

On 20 Jun 2010, at 22:54, Kris Maglione wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 10:16:11PM +0100, Ethan Grammatikidis wrote:
>> On 20 Jun 2010, at 22:08, ⚖ Alexander Surma Surma wrote:
>>> The problem with public domain is, that it's not really global (some
>>> country behave differently).
>> I used this in rc-httpd:
>> None. rc-httpd is in the public domain, I give up all rights to it.
>> For countries without a concept of public domain, consider it
>> entirely
>> without owner.
>> If anyone sees any problems with it, I'd like to know.
> "entirely without owner" is the same thing as public domain. Some
> (many) countries don't recognize it. Which is to say, when you write
> something, you own it, and you don't have the legal right to
> disclaim ownership. Saying you've disclaimed ownership of something
> may well imply that you've anyone permission to do anything they
> like with it, but there's no legal standing in that.

Ah, thanks.

Grr, stupid laws, making me *think!*

> CC0 disclaims ownership in countries where it's possible and issues
> explicit permissions everywhere else.
> Not that there's anything wrong with BY-SA or any other CC licenses.
> It's a matter of personal preference (though I'm personally never
> fond of SA-type clauses, especially when they take on a viral bent).
> --
> Kris Maglione
> If C gives you enough rope to hang yourself, C++ gives you enough rope
> to bind and gag your neighbourhood, rig the sails in a small ship and
> still have enough rope left to hang yourself from the yardarm.
> --Anonymous
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