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[REBOL] Re: More About "Freedom"

From: jean:holzammer:faedv-n:bayern at: 23-May-2001 13:25

> The only totally FREE software is software that > you write yourself or software without license > which is classed as being in the "public domain". > Everything else falls somewhere along the spectrum > of degrees of freedoms from being very restrictive > to very unrestrictive.
Just an additional note on this: In some countries (Austria,FRG...) "public domain", i.e. a software without any license, is not possible. The author doesn't need to claim his (C), he automatically has it by the act of creating a text,sound,piece of software... . And he cannot sell or give up his (C) at all. He can just give licenses (for free at his will). So if you use software from these countries and the doc file says: it's in the public domain, then the author still has the copyright ! Jean