Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: 'Rick Moen' <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 11:58:48 -0800

Quoting David A. Wheeler (

> All I'm looking for a clear statement from the OSI that
> public domain source code is open source software. 

I'm not sure this is the OSI's problem.  Think about process, and what
the OSI actually _does_, and I think you'll see this.

> Are you saying that US government software released to the software
> cannot be used as open source software? 

Of course not.  I believe I've already said the contrary.

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