Public Domain

Frank Heckenbach frank at
Thu May 3 17:05:54 UTC 2001

Werner Koch wrote:

> On Thu, 3 May 2001, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> > Does this mean you can't just give up your copyright around here? Or
> Correct.  The authorship is an unalienable right like your own
> life.  There is no way to give it up,

Then it's not like your life, because suicide is not punishable. ;-)

Seriously, if I write "public domain" in my code, it doesn't mean
anything, and the next day I could say "just kidding, you may not
even have looked at the code"? Or would it still be PD in America?


Frank Heckenbach, frank at
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