Re: public domain dedications proliferation

McCoy Smith

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From: Sebastian Crane <seabass-labrax@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:06 PM
To: Spdx-legal@...; 'Warner Losh' <imp@...>; McCoy
Smith <mccoy@...>
Subject: Re: public domain dedications proliferation

It's interesting that you mention CC0, as it has recently been decided that CC0
is no longer suitable for Fedora code packages due to its explicit non-grant of
patent licences. I imagine other distributions will follow suit eventually, which
might potentially leave a gap: for something as permissive as 0BSD but as
rigorous (regarding interpretation and patent licences) as the GPL.
I think it'd be better to have a CC0+Patent. I've raised that concept with them a couple of times, but they were too busy or didn't have the internal consensus to do something like that, although I tried again recently with their new General Counsel so there may be again hope they'd pick it up.

As highly as I think of myself (as perhaps you Sebastian do of yourself), I kind of feel like if it's just two people on the internet putting something together it might not have as much traction as if a well-respected copyright freedom-respecting non-profit did it instead.

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