Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:15:30 +0000 (UTC)

 Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:15:30 +0000 (UTC)
Tom Callaway dixit:

>If we must add a FAQ
>item, then I propose something like:
>  Works of the United States Government for which copyright is
>  unavailable under 17 U.S.C. 105. are considered to be in the Public

This is very USA specific, though. Are you willing to put similar
paragraphs up for a few dozen other countries? ☺

Maybe it’s just simpler to state that something like Public Domain
is a concept limited to a single country, or a set of countries,
and therefore not OSD compliant. (Plus the CC0 link, which is good.)

<ch> you introduced a merge commit        │<mika> % g rebase -i HEAD^^
<mika> sorry, no idea and rebasing just fscked │<mika> Segmentation
<ch> should have cloned into a clean repo      │  fault (core dumped)
<ch> if I rebase that now, it's really ugh     │<mika:#grml> wuahhhhhh