Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 01:02:19 -0500 (EST)

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. scripsit:

> Leaving aside the questions regarding the legal viability of a
> public dedication of software, I think it is rather trivial for a specific
> programmer to *license* his/her software under terms that achieve the same
> ends as a push into the public domain (and, perhaps, the use of a
> programming language like Perl...or one that rendered reverse engineering
> trivial, if source code were not easily accessible to the end-user).  

Fair enough, but the federal government employee doesn't have that option.
(Admittedly, someone else can do it for him.)

John Cowan     
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_
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