Good ol' BSD vs. GPL

rysiek rysiek at
Fri Jan 9 14:36:23 PST 2015

Dnia wtorek, 6 stycznia 2015 07:29:05 odinn pisze:
> Hello Jesse,
> Jesse B. Crawford:
> > On 2015-01-05 12:29, odinn wrote:
> >> This led me to ask if maybe there was just a way to release it
> >> into domain (public domain) without the whole licensing system
> >> and multitude of restrictions and competing licensing
> >> restrictions (including Unlicense) coming into play, depending on
> >> the project / projects being considered.  (Again I think we are
> >> twirling in circles here)
> > 
> > This isn't unheard of, the main example would be SQLite which is
> > completely public domain to great success.
> Hmm.
> > Although it depends on jurisdiction,
> Here, then. Why would it necessarily depend on jurisdiction?  Isn't
> the jurisdiction primarily something that really is something that one
> imagines and then imposes?  Or is the imagination and imposition
> something that occurs simultaneously?  

You can imagine and impose all you want, yet you can't release software to 
Public Domain in Poland. Polish copyright law does not have that functionality 

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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