Individual authors recognition

Xavier Grehant xavier.grehant at
Thu Jun 5 11:07:17 UTC 2008

>> Would the requirement to acknowledge meet the OSD?

Yes. Most OSI-certified licenses require that the author is
acknowledged. When they don't specify what they call "author", I
assume they mean "copyright holder".

David Woolley answered my question: "A copyright licence is NEVER
binding on the copyright owner." However, he also mentioned that
acknowledgment is a moral right for the author, but contries differ as
to how they protect moral rights.

It might be useful, though, if licenses made a difference between
"copyright owners" and "moral rights owners".

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