Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 22:22:04 +0000 (UTC)

John Cowan <cowan <at>> writes:

> You might be right, but I don't think so, because of the U.S. principle
> that a derivative work made under proper license belongs solely to the
> deriver, unless there is an agreement otherwise.

Hm, that could be the magic we’re looking for.
Now to find a willing American ☺

(On a related question: files with pre-1989 mtime and no © notice _are_
PD in the USA, right? Just to get at least this part clear.)