Subject: Re: innocent infringers
From: Scott Goehring <scott@poverty.bloomington.in.us>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 13:03:30 -0500

"William" == William C Cheng <william@cs.umd.edu> writes:

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[All below IMO.  IANYAL.]

William> Can this considered to be a license?

Yes.

William> Does this file has to
William> be called ``LICENSE'' in order for it to be a license? 

No.

William> What other crucial phrases you must add into the COPYRIGHT
William> file in order for it to be a license?

I can't think of any particular wording that is necessary.  The key
word is "permission".  If you have words that give (or refuse)
permission, you have a license.