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From: "David Lawyer" <dave@lafn.org>
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 09:42:44AM -0500, David Merrill wrote:
> > I just wrote to the author (Marcus Faure) to see if he plans on
> > it and maintaining it.
> >
> > It is released under *no* license. Yep, no license or copyright
> > at all. What kind of legal standing does that give it? Is it in the
> > domain? Or, as I seem to recall, is it automatically copyrighted under
> > law even without a copyright statement, and therefore dead if we can't
> > contact him?
> Please read the LDP-License:

Thanks, David. I had missed that nuance of the LDPL.

> At any rate I think we all agree that any docs submitted to us from now
> on MUST have a License (or state that they are public domain).

Absolutely. I almost always ask an author to select a free license for
their HOWTO when I contact them, for whatever reason.

David C. Merrill, Ph.D.
Linux Documentation Project
Collection Editor & Coordinator

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