Subject: RE: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 15:39:22 -0800

> I'm not asking the OSI to RECOMMEND releasing software as 
> public domain, or to use public domain software.  Just a 
> clarification that public domain source code (if truly public 
> domain) is open source software.

But it isn't.  It is usable with open source software without the least
hesitation, but it isn't a license that conforms with the OSD.  As such,
OSI has no basis to "approve" it.  

/Larry Rosen

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