[tex-live] howto partial svn update?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jan 24 18:13:05 CET 2007

    In my legal system, putting something in the public
    domain means relinquishing copyright.....

Indeed, copyright and public domain are mutually exclusive.

Plus Debian, especially, has brought to light that putting something in
the "public domain" before its time is not even a concept in lots of
legal jurisdictions.  Therefore they now recommend

Copyright YYYY Whoever
You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file.

as the minimal free/all-permissive license.  Annoyingly, it means that
copyright years then have to be updated forever after, but it seems
there is no alternative in our benighted world.


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