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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 21:15:35 +0000
From: Jean-Philippe Aumasson <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Argon2 README

Both are ok.

Copyright is one thing, and license another. Some picky lawyers insist on
having an explicit copyright statement, even if the license actually waives
any right that the copyright holder could claim. Otherwise they won't allow
usage of the code.

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM Dmitry Chestnykh <>

> Here's a draft for Argon2:
> Please share your comments here or (better) make pull requests :-)
> Since CC0 is a public domain dedication, “copyright (c)” in Intellectual
> Property statement is rather confusing. You place something by disclaiming
> copyright  on it, so this better be changed to the wording from CC0 FAQ (
>, e.g.:
> - Argon2 code is copyright (c) 2015 Daniel Dinu and Dmitry Khovratovich
> - Argon2 code written in 2015 by Daniel Dinu and Dmitry Khovratovich
> etc.
> --
> Dmitry Chestnykh

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