Subject: Re: For Approval: Allegro giftware license
From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 16:52:45 -0600 (MDT)

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, Elias Pschernig wrote:

> The above user suggested to change the license to "public domain" 
> instead.. but I can't find that in the list of OSI licenses.

You can get a lawyer-friendly Public Domain dedication from the 
Creative Commons web site: They can even 
register your dedication at no charge. A Public Domain dedication is 
not on the OSI licenses list because it is not a license.

As with virtually any legal document, enforceability of Public Domain 
dedications have been questioned. You can search this list archive for 
a few examples.  When they add a few hours to the day, I might submit 
a "Public Domain or whatever license you want" dedication/license 
combo for OSI approval.