Am Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006 23:28 schrieb Ashley Yakeley:
> I'm sorry this is dragging on so long. It seems public domain is hard,
> both in the U.S. and in certain European jurisdictions. And people want
> a disclaimer.
> I did come across the MIT license, which may be close.
> Here is my non-expert attempt to adapt it, removing the condition, and
> changing "Software" to "Work":
> "Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
> this work (the "Work"),
I don't know the judical terminology. Maybe, the makers of the so-called MIT
license inserted "a copy of" because what you receive on your computer is
strictly speaking always just a copy of the work since the actual work lies
on the server, the computer of the creator or whatever. Maybe, it's safer to
include "a copy of". I think this shouldn't be much of a problem since the
current license and the corrected license would roughly be the same so that I
cannot imagine some author complaining about a license change in the form of
addition of "a copy of".