[svlug] Fedora or Ubuntu for novis
aland at softorchestra.com
Sun Sep 21 10:13:02 PDT 2008
On Sun, 21 Sep 2008, Rick Moen wrote:
> I'm curious: Isn't the text "Copyright (C) 2008 Owner Name. Do whatever
> you want with this work" roughly an order of magnitude shorter and
> simpler still?
The problem I have with that is that we have an implicit
ownership, that in itself is something I don't want. I truly
want my code to be open and free, that anyone could take, use,
modify, redistribute, profit from, or include in other works
they would do the same. I would encourage them to provide
sources for additional works, but not require it. I would leave
it up to the person to do as they see fit.
> Programmer: I bought a 21' Victory-class sloop, some years ago, but now
> I'd like it to be ownable by nobody.
> Lawyer: You want to give it away?
> Programmer: No, not at all. I want it to be public domain, ownable by
> nobody, so that everyone can enjoy it without conditions.
I learned how to sail on a Victory 21...first boat I was able to
single hand out of the harbor, and back safely by myself...:-)
But the difference is that YES, I want to give it away! I want
it to be free. To date, the BSD license seems to get me pretty
close, but it has a copyright on the code.
I'm willing to take full responsibility for any liability and/or
infringement it may cause, so I'm not looking to evade anything
in regards to such, I just want the code to be open and free.
Alan DuBoff - Software Orchestration
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