Moral Rights (was Simplified Artistic License (A Proposed Compromise))

Robert Samuel White webmaster at
Mon Oct 7 04:54:31 UTC 2002

Guys, it's no biggie...really!

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Dodson [mailto:bruce_dodson at] 
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 12:38 AM
To: lrosen at; 'Robert Samuel White'; 'Russell Nelson'
Cc: license-discuss at
Subject: Re: Moral Rights (was Simplified Artistic License (A Proposed

You misunderstood me, Larry.  I was not saying that YOU were trying to
discourage RSW from pursuing approval.  On the contrary I was surmising,
without putting words in your mouth, that you'd agree that this would be

As for Russ and others, I don't have any opinion on what they said.  Too
much was said in private email for me to form an opinion.  I can only
to the result, which was an RSW discouraged to the point where he was
to say "have a nice life" and walk away.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen at>
To: "'Bruce Dodson'" <bruce_dodson at>; "'Robert Samuel White'"
<webmaster at>; "'Russell Nelson'" <nelson at>
Cc: <license-discuss at>
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 9:00 PM
Subject: RE: Moral Rights (was Simplified Artistic License (A Proposed

> > I don't know if this is quite what Larry was saying, but I
> > for one consider it an unfair tactic to try to discourage RSW
> > from seeking approval.  Russ and other board members may
> > think he is misguided in believing that others will want to
> > use his license, and might even be right, but that does not
> > change your obligation to approve his license if it is OSD
> That certainly wasn't what I was saying, and I don't think it was what
> Russ and the other board members were saying.  We've all said many
> that, if RSW's license is OSD-compatible, it will be approved.  I do
> recommend, however, that RSW seek an attorney's advice.  I recommend
> that to everyone who wants to "roll his own" license.
> /Larry
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