Re: Copyright on list archives

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 11:39:22 CDT

Fine with me, too. Great addition, Doug.

Best regards,

At 6:53 AM -0700 8/18/03, Alan Dechert wrote:
>I agree with this.
>Alan Dechert
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Douglas W. Jones" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 6:48 AM
>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Copyright on list archives
>> On Sunday, August 17, 2003, at 05:09 PM, David Mertz wrote:
>> > Arthur Keller <> wrote:
>> > |Placing our messages in the public domain is fine with me. Do we
>> > |want also to assert that the documentation is in the public domain,
>> > |or that it is GPL?
>> >
>> > I would probably say yes on the PD documentation too. But I'm flexible,
>> > as long as it is an Open approach.
>> I'd agree -- documentation for voting systems really belongs
>> out in the open, completely in the public domain! While I'd
>> like to see restrictions on the source code, for example:
>> Copies of all or any part of this code may be used freely
>> in non-voting applications. Copies of all or part of this
>> code may not be used in voting applications unless the entire
>> revision history relevant to the code in question is retained
>> and additions are made to reflect any and all revisions to
>> that part of the code that is copied.
>> My intent with this restriction is not to prevent copying or
>> disclosure of the code, but rather, to make failure to retain
>> and maintain the revision logs into a violation of the copyright
>> on the code. This is not something that GPL deals with, but it
>> seems to me that is isn't a bad thing to add.
>> But that applies only to the code. I believe the documentation
>> for voting systems, and for that matter, much of the public
>> infrastructure of the world, should be in the public domain.
>> Doug Jones

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