[martin at freaknet.org: Re: [tg at 66h.42h.de: [TUHS] licence of ditroff?]]

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Jan 28 01:32:27 AEST 2005

In message: <20050127151532.GA5387 at freaknet.org>
            asbesto <asbesto at freaknet.org> writes:
:   I already dealt with this in november - same person.
: Is this an old message?
:   The outcome was: it's in the public domain because they
: published the original sources with no copyright notice at the
: top... so they are going to create a new free troff from the
: sources on my tape, more free than groff!
: Yes!

It is believed to be in the public domain.  This is the heart of why
AT&T's case against UCB fell apart (and AT&T's failure to comply with
the BSD license).  However, there's never been a final ruling to this
effect and the law in the area is complicated.


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