On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:35 PM, John Colvin via Digitalmars-d-announce < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Friday, 17 June 2016 at 13:05:47 UTC, ketmar wrote: > >> finally, the thing you all waited for years is here! pure D no-frills >> JPEG decoder with progressive JPEG support! Public Domain! one file! no >> Phobos or other external dependecies! it even has some DDoc! grab it now >> while it's hot! >> >>  http://repo.or.cz/iv.d.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/jpegd.d >> > > awesome. > > Without wanting to start a huge thing about this, see > http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Licensing_and_Law/public-domain.html and > http://www.rosenlaw.com/lj16.htm and please at least add an optional > licencing under a traditional permissive open-source license (boost would > be nice, who knows, maybe phobos should have jpeg support?). > Thanks for that info. I don't think it would help if ketmar made it MIT / Boost licensed or any other, if the original authors relatives chose to dispute the license it the fact that the code is based on the PD code would make it hard to protect. I think that source code under PD might get exception to the laws in those articles because of the way PD is used globally and what its intent is, and what our common understanding of it is. However that would probably go to court to settle.