Subject: Re: Why?
From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:54:16 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> I've read elsewhere that it's actually not clear how to release code
> in the public domain in the U.S.

The [U.S.] law is based on prior cases and/or changing interpretation,
so nothing can be 100% clear. However, Creative Commons, O'Reilly, and
other folks seem to know a sufficiently good solution. For example,

but, again, this solution has probably never been tested in courts,
and even it has been, it does not guarantee you anything. The same is
true for any license, of course.

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