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Re: Is public domain possible?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Is public domain possible?
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:13:23 -0500
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Jerry writes:
> So is it possible to write a program and state on the program (eg. in the
> About box) that it is public domain and thereby make the program public
> domain?

You can make it public domain for most purpoeses but in some jurisdictions
there are "rights" that you are not permitted to give up.  This is unlikely
to matter in most cases, though.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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