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Re: NaCl support for Emacs

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: NaCl support for Emacs
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:58:44 +0100

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:
> Harald Hanche-Olsen writes:
>  > As far as I know the term "public domain", there is really only one
>  > kind, so you cannot attach license conditions to something in the
>  > public domain.
> Sure, but that's assuming that Carsten knows what the public domain
> is.  No offense intended, I just don't know him.  OTOH, Bernstein's

I'm not offended, but find it funny that you'd have to know me
to know whether I know what public domain is.
I get what you intend to express with that.
Mildly amused and yes you're right, I'm no licensing expert.

> reputation as a copyright crank is well-deserved, you know, even if
> it's been several years since he changed his mind.  Unfortunately,
> that attitude has meant that his software, which is universally
> respected for its security and performance, has been relegated to the
> backwaters of FLOSS (because it usually wasn't).

All I know about public domain is that it's not a license per se
and something similar to how old recordings of Bach are free for
most useses after n years. Which is something a couple politicians
intend to extend so that n is more than 70 or 100 (don't remember the
values say for the US).

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