(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory
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Mon Aug 27 11:35:50 UTC 2007
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Interesting commentary from rjack (some folks seem to think that
> Daniel Wallace is the person behind that nick :-) )
Could you please explain your personal reasons behind your campaign of
FUD against copyleft, or failing that, the political philosophy that
leads to it. At the moment, my tendency is to treat you as a troll and
ignore the contents of your postings. I suspect that is true of many
other people on the list.
Note that I don't want citations of statute or case law. One important
thing to consider, is that, in democracies, the law exists for the
benefit of the people, and my view is that, if copyleft licences really
are unsound in law, the correct solution is to change the law, as there
are a large number of people who consider them desirable.
However, I don't believe you are posting because you want to get the law
changed, I think you are posting because you believe that the existence
of copyleft licences (and possibly permissive licences) is bad public
policy, and I'd like to understand why, whilst noting that this mailing
list is not a very effective place for holding such a campaign.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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