Individual authors recognition

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jun 4 18:28:39 UTC 2008

Tzeng, Nigel H. scripsit:

> Would the requirement to acknowledge meet the OSD?

The point is, it doesn't matter.  The author who is not a copyright
holder has no rights at all, except for whatever rights he acquired by
bargaining with the holder, either when he turned over the work or when
he began employment.  I have no rights in the work I do for my employer,
and there's no way I can make them leave my name on the code if they
publicly distribute it (as they will be doing soon).

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between plans and performance.        
        --Emperor Hirohito, August 1945

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