Stainless Steel Rat
ratinox at peorth.gweep.net
Thu Dec 10 22:10:37 CET 1998
"IG" == Ian Goodyer <goodyer at well.ox.ac.uk> writes:
IG> Finally, public-domain software, is exempt from current laws in Europe.
The trick here is the definition of 'public domain'.
In the US, public domain means one of two things: the copyright to a work
has expired, or the owner of the copyright to a work has explicitly
renounced his copyright. Either way, a work in the public domain has no
The definition Wassenaar seems to be using is completely different. What
they call 'public domain' is what the FSF calls 'free software':
copyrighted but freely distributable.
Rat <ratinox at peorth.gweep.net> \ Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an
PGP Key: at a key server near you! \ unknown glowing substance which fell to
GPG Key: same as my PGP 5 (DH) key \ Earth, presumably from outer space.
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