Why a license is better than Public Domain
Posted Nov 30, 2007 23:39 UTC (Fri) by ajross
In reply to: Why a license is better than Public Domain
Parent article: qmail released into the public domain
It is better for those who use the code, because a license identifies someone who claims to have authority to grant the license. One of the problems with Public Domain is that there is no identified authority
In what was does Bernstein's announcement and the decade-long history of the product not
constitute an identification of authority? This is very much a mountain out of a molehill. Sure, it's conceivable that you could get in trouble just grabbing source off the internet if you have to prove later on that it's legally useable. But it should be abundantly clear that that is not what is happening here.
Really, are you honestly any more confused about where qmail comes from now than you were yesterday?
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