>>>>> Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirb...> writes: >>>>> Ivan Shmakov dixit:
>> I may be mistaken here, but the above makes me think that the >> decompression code per se was released into the public domain,
> Yes, that was attempted.
>> which qualifies as both “free” and “open source.”
> It’s still unlicenced, as “Public Domain” isn’t a licence but rather > the absence of copyright protection. And even if your country > accepts an explicit PD dedication, mine doesn’t, and so, PD is > proprietary, unlicenced and impossible to distribute.
Any chance that the legislation will change? (And, I wonder, whether there was a legal precedent…)
So, in the end, I have to scan through a few dozens of bits and pieces I've released into the public domain during the last few years, and provide a suitable alternative license. A nice way to spend one's time, I guess.
> We’re discussing this on an xz list right now (again), so I’m taking > this off-list as it’s OT here.