[Libwebsockets] Libwebsockets examples: Copyright vs. Public Domain

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Tue Apr 30 20:58:57 CEST 2019


Hi Andy,

In the libwebsockets examples, you state your dedication of the file to the
public domain this way:

* Copyright (C) 2018 Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> * * This file is made
available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 * Universal Public Domain
Dedication.

A dedication to the public domain is a *complete abandonment of your
copyright rights. *It is legally confusing that you *claim* copyright on
the first line, and then abandon it right afterward.

I suggest you use this instead:

* Created by Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> * * This file is made available
under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 * Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Thanks

Bruce
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