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From: Andrew Koenig (ark_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-19 10:06:13

Joel> Once something has been released into the public domain, then it
Joel> is free. I can use it to create a derivative work under my own
Joel> copyright. The derivative work can have very minimal changes
Joel> such as simple formatting. For examples look at any of the
Joel> republished classic texts. Note the copyrights on them. Also
Joel> look at the GRASS project

Yes, you can add your own content and copyright that content.
That fact does not gainsay what I said earlier: It is not
possible to license public-domain material.

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