how much right do I have on my project, if there are patches by others?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Jul 7 05:59:47 UTC 2007
Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu):
> Great. I'm not impressed that ESR is correct, either, simply because he
> happened to publish an essay.
Is this some sort of wacky conversational gamesmanship? The reason I
ask is that I hadn't made any sort of appeal to authority, so declining
one where none was offered seems, at best, an odd response.
The closest I came to anything even resembling argumentum ad verecundiam
was pointing out that the subject happens to lie within Catherine's
(not, of course, Eric's) professional legal practice. However, I was
actually perhaps naively hoping that people would _read_ the essay, and
ponder it on its objective merits.
Please do consider that approach, at your convenience.
> I'm not citing it as proof of the state of copyright law.
Wait, were you the Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> who
cited a contract's terms on a question of copyright law, or are you
perhaps some different Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>?
> ...ESR's view...
As an occasional co-author myself, and on behalf of co-authors
everywhere, I'd ask that you please, next time you attempt to read
multi-author essays, not skip half the header data.
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