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Re: [Scheme-reports] R7RS license

musicdenotation@x scripsit:

> Not so long ago when I asked about the license issue on the R6RS
> mailing list I was answered to that the license allows unrestricted
> distribution and modification for any purpose. Can you add an explicit
> "public domain" statement to the R7RS license?

I'm not aware of any case law in the U.S. or elsewhere that permits a
single contributor to a joint work to abandon the copyright in the whole
work.  (Joint contributors are permitted to license a work unilaterally
provided they are willing to be accountable to the other contributors
for any lost profits, but licensure and abandonment aren't analogous.)
If you have any citations, please produce them.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan@x
        Is it not written, "That which is written, is written"?

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