[maemo-community] 'Public Domain' license

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 15 13:25:24 EET 2010

ext Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> Hi,  Does maemo.org or Nokia have a 'public domain' license policy?
> Packages that are in the public domain sometimes fall into a grey
> area in debian because there is no certain way to assign copyright
> and that creates a degree of uncertainty as to licensing. How do we
> view a public domain license?

I don't expect Nokia to release anything to the public domain since no
matter how open the licenses are, copyrights are still important.

I don't expect Nokia having any problem with software in maemo.org being
under public domain. I wonder if the developers doing so are aware of
the implications, though.

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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