[theme-reviewers] humans.txt

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Feb 26 13:49:39 UTC 2014

Let me clarify that:

Humanstxt.org can copyright *their* humans.txt file (insofar as it is
copyrightable). They can copyright their humans.txt *standard*. But
humanstxt.org *cannot* copyright *your* humans.txt, because *you* wrote it,
and *you* hold the copyright for a file that *you* wrote.

It's also not a derivative work, because you've not used anything
copyrightable from their work. You're only using a certain *format*.

So: unless you're using *their* specific humans.txt, you should not have
any license concerns regarding use of a file named "humans.txt".

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> I would argue that there is nothing *copywritable* about humans.txt - but
> you would need to consult a lawyer for that determination.
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
>> FYI,
>> Please note that humans.txt is not released under the GPL-Compatible
>> license:
>> https://twitter.com/humanstxt/status/438591310703099904 We already
>> approved
>> some Themes :)
>> Thanks,
>> Emil
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