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Re: public domain to GPL?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: public domain to GPL?
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 01:53:12 +0200

Jerry wrote:
> Is it possible to take a public domain program and modify it and put
> the GPL on the modified version of the program?

Forget the GPL nonsense. The modified version of a program "as a whole"
with elements taken from public just can't be put under any copyright
license because public domain can't be copyright licensed by definition.
You may copyright license your creative *modifications* but not the
modified version of the program "as a whole". Public domain remains
public domain.


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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