LICENSE: base-files and use of CC0 - public domain

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Oct 27 13:56:00 GMT 2012

On Oct 27 16:46, Jari Aalto wrote:
> On 2012-10-27 12:41, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> | The setup files in Fedora don't have such a header either.  The only
> | copyright note is this text in /usr/share/doc/setup${vers}/COPYING:
> |
> |   Setup package is public domain.
> |
> |   You are free to use, copy, distribute or modify included files
> |   without restrictions.
> Arguable not safe choice any more today. It may have been 20-30 years ago
> in a different world without companies and people suing and without
> software patents around the corners.

I asked our legal team for advice.  Stay tuned.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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