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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 14:32:17 -0400
> Sometimes the public domain makes the most sense -- it's a leap of
> faith (or, at least, generosity), in that you're allowed for the
> chance that someone else might make a lot of money from your work
> without giving you any.
The BSD license has that property too, and in fact people *have*
made lots of money from BSD (the operating system, not the license)
and not paid the Regents any, still less the "contributors".
> Like IBTWSH, SAX is and will remain in the
> public domain (not GPL'd, BSD'd, or anything like that).
Omitting the famous uppercase disclaimer, however, risks your being
sued for big $$$$ when some application fails horribly that
happens to contain a SAX-based parser.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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