On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 01:21:15PM +0100, Norman Gray wrote:
> Greetings.
> On 27 Sep 2018, at 3:48, Anthony Carrico wrote:
> > On 09/26/2018 05:32 PM, Deren Dohoda wrote:
> > 
> > > I put a package up but it has no license info in the code. I would
> > > add
> > > one which is the most permissive possible that wouldn't cause
> > > conflict.
> > > I guess this is BSD? MIT?
> > 
> > 
> > In this case, don't license your code, declare it to be in the public
> > domain.
> That doesn't necessarily solve the problem, or at least not internationally.
> In UK law, for example, 'public domain' means simply 'known to the public',
> and doesn't have a link to licence information.  Also, it seems that there
> isn't the notion of 'unowned (intellectual) property', so that 'I place this
> in the public domain' could at most be interpreted as a vague disavowal of
> interests.  That is, it would be an absence of a statement of a licence,
> rather than a statement of an absence of a licence.
> Thus the BSD licence is probably the most permissive thing that's still
> unequivocally recognisable as a licence.

One of the Creative Commons licences is equivalent to the concept of 
public domain we eem to want, formulated as a licence for jurisdictions 
where "public domain" isn't a concept.

-- hendrik

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