November 30, 2007 12:42 PM Subscribe
djb releases code to public domain,
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's other software) was previously considered "license-free
", which meant that it was copyrighted but had no license aside from some simple language that allowed distributing unmodified versions. The practical effect was that distributors of modified versions were forced to distribute their modifications as patches, like this
. In the brief video under the first link, djb explains his reasons for releasing these copyrights.