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Re: [Bug-wget] security risk of unexpected download filenames

From: Daniel Stenberg
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] security risk of unexpected download filenames
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:38:31 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, Solar Designer wrote:

As an alternative to copyright assignment to the FSF, perhaps Florian could simply place his changes in the public domain by unambiguously stating so on a public mailing list? I think that would save him time.

Is that really a sound legal advice?

I believe Florian is from Europe, and while I'm not a lawer of any kind I do know that basically no european country have the same approach to "public domain" as the US does. I wouldn't be so sure that waiving your rights like that is effective enough.

In addition to that, there are even lawyers who claim public domain isn't a license and thus is _incompatible_ with GPL so it might not even be a proper solution in the first place.

To be clear: I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice.


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