Question regarding GPL

Alex Hudson home at
Thu Feb 26 08:29:59 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 01:48, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> Only if one considers a work that lacks a copyright header something
> that is in the public domain, which I belive is not the case.

Well, certainly work that is PD would not have a copyright header,
because it wouldn't be in the public domain if it was copyrighted.
However, a copyrighted work doesn't have to have a copyright header. So,
you definitely cannot say a work without a copyright header is public

(There is some dispute over whether or not it is possible to renounce
your copyright and put a work into the public domain; it varies by your
region. Works whose copyright have expired are definitely PD, but that
is unlikely to cover any computer code ;)



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