jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu Oct 24 20:17:33 UTC 2002
Ken Brown scripsit:
> Ok John...I give up.
You just beat me to it.
> You insist that you can own something 100% and
> relinquish 100% control at the same time. There is not a single legal
> precedent for this anywhere.
Tell it to the FSF Marines.
> So you and I will just have to disagree. You
> cannot surrender rights to modify and distribute something you have a
> copyright protected, and then turn around and expect all of its privileges.
Waiving rights is not the same as surrendering them.
> I agree with Sujita, if I GPL my software called "kb-library" I would not be
> surprised to expect someone to be selling it as their own with a name
> change, etc. I would expect it to be GPL of course,
You have an enforceable right to so expect. No one else has such an
> and maybe the author
> will give me credit. But the hell with credit, the GPL gives an individual
> the legal right to sell my idea as their own.
Ideas have nothing to do with copyright.
> In the end, a court would
> challenge my claim to "rights" for the product because my transaction will
> not be able to meet any key thresholds of an author's demand for copyright
> law protection.
> Particularly when the license has such vague restrictions
> for derivative works.
Nothing vague about it. You, sir, are a Bourbon: you have learned nothing
and forgotten nothing. We know who pays your bills and why.
John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com http://www.reutershealth.com
"Mr. Lane, if you ever wish anything that I can do, all you will have
to do will be to send me a telegram asking and it will be done."
"Mr. Hearst, if you ever get a telegram from me asking you to do
anything, you can put the telegram down as a forgery."
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