RE: Re: Software Licensing Agreement

From: Lawrence Rosen <lrosen[_at_]rosenlaw.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:00:01 -0500


> Simply disclaim all copyright in work (that is, dedicate work
> to the public domain). This can be done in one average sentence.

This proves a danger of giving specific legal advice on a public list. Some of us believe that a public domain disclaimer has some risks and flaws under current copyright law, which does not make any provision for such disclaimers. Some open source projects will not accept software contributions under public domain disclosures.

There are lots of effective software licenses you can use without writing your own. Take a look at the licenses at www.opensource.org.

Accept legal advice here at your own risk.

/Larry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CNI-COPYRIGHT -- Copyright & Intellectual Property
> [mailto:CNI-COPYRIGHT[_at_]cni.org] On Behalf Of Joseph Pietro Riolo
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 12:20 PM
> To: CNI-COPYRIGHT -- Copyright & Intellectual Property
> Subject: [CNI-(C)] Re: [CNI-(C)] Software Licensing Agreement
>
> On 1/26/06, Fred J. Dirkse <fred[_at_]oicgroup.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> ....
> > The simplier the better, but I want it to be tight.
>
> Simply disclaim all copyright in work (that is, dedicate work
> to the public domain). This can be done in one average sentence.
>
>
> Joseph Pietro Riolo
> <josephpietrojeungriolo[_at_]gmail.com>
> <riolo[_at_]voicenet.com>
>
> Number of days left until 1-1-2019 when all knowledge of 1923
> in the land of the U.S.A. will be freed from their copyright
> owners' prisons: 4,721
>
> Public domain notice: I put all of my expressions in this
> post in the public domain.
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