Subject: Re: Can abandonment be irrevocable?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 23:43:14 -0700

Quoting Peter Fairbrother (

> I totally agree with both of you - I'm trying to convince some people,
> including DJ Bernstein, _not_ to use abandonment, but to use a 2-clause BSD
> licence instead.

In the case of Prof. Bernstein, he's made very clear that he simply
doesn't like explicit licence statements and is disinclined to use them,
so you might as well give up trying.  (There's no rational reason why
someone in the indicated circumstances wouldn't find 2-clause BSD

> This wouldn't matter to me at all, except that some good code is being
> "abandoned"; and I don't know if I can use it.

I think your caution is reasonable, and applaud your attempt to help.

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