[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Dec 13 06:30:38 UTC 2006
Lawrence Rosen wrote:
I'm curious why so many
> companies seem to want such strong attribution in UIs of other companies'
> modified software?
That's a very good question, and I don't know for sure. However, I
think part of it is that they don't take OSD #3 seriously. They expect
copies to have minor or non-existent changes, and want to emphasize that
they own and control the program; the accuracy of this obviously varies
considerably. Probably the drafters didn't really fathom people
extracting code for totally unrelated use.
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