Subject: Re: Public domain software is not open-source?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:21:22 -0800

Quoting Rick Moen (

> 2.  Abandonment of property naturally is a long-settled principle of
> law, too:  The abandoned property and eschewat statutes

Er, that was supposed to be "escheat".  Clearly, I need my coffee.  (The
escheat laws are those that ensure that lost/abandoned property
eventually reaches some appropriate owner, if only the state.)