Re: website licensing

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <jhall_at_sims_dot_berkeley_dot_edu>
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 14:13:20 CDT

> Posts are not in HTML, so adding just a little HTML fragment seems
> weird. Are you maybe thinking about the EVM2003 web pages, not the
> list archive?

That's true... you could use Markdown syntax:

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all posts are released to the
[Public Domain][1].

[1]: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/">Public

> I could stick in the CC URL as text, of course. I'm more curious
> about what you think adding the URL actually adds to the release.
> I like the Creative Commons project too... but does the URL do
> anything other than say "yeah, we like the CC project"? If not, that
> seems like a side issue that there's no point going into. The
> phrase "Public Domain" has a known meaning, not one invented by CC.

The URL, if followed allows people to understand what releasing into
the public domain means. The text on that CC page is a human-readable
form of a public domain dedication. If you wanted to dedicate to the
public domain explicitly in a shorter form without linking to Creative
Commons... you could do something like this (with the last part
optional):

Unless specifically stated otherwise, All material appearing in this
email archive is in the public domain and may be reproduced, copied
and/or used without permission. [Citation of the source is
appreciated.]
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= The content of this message, with the exception of any external
= quotations under fair use, are released to the Public Domain
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