[Ma-linux] Open-source question
mabramson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 21:58:41 EDT 2007
> Myriam wrote:
>> However, if I develop software as a government
>> employee or as a government contractor, the software is
>> non-copyrightable, so does that make it open-source like in
> Theodore Ruegsegger <truegsegger at csc.com> wrote:
> I'd disagree with "non-copyrightable". The original package isn't
> copyrighted, but anyone can take a public-domain work and re-release
> it under a copyright.
The wikipedia entry for "The Glossary of Legal Terms in Technology" is
that "public domain" is a work which is not subject to copyright. So,
I don't think that it can be re-released under a copyright. If not,
that would be a license to steal.
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