Re: Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification for Public Domain, Government Works? Possible New License/Exception Request


Philippe Ombredanne
 

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:12 PM, Robinson, Norman <RobinsonN@...> wrote:
[...]
While it could be argued UPL or public domain or CC0 1.0
(creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) (SPDX CC0-1.0) does that, I
believe citing the reasoning it is public domain, because it is a US
Government work, will be most important to agencies who are also trying to
communicate they deliberately and with intent placed it is the public
domain, versus someone making the claim they were working on the project,
had a copy, or assert it wasn’t work for hire, or covered by contract
agreement on a government contract.
I think that the US Government public domain dedication is rather unique.
Are there any other countries doing it?
Having a standard license reference to encourage its normalization
would be awesome.

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