[svlug] Fedora or Ubuntu for novis
aland at softorchestra.com
Sun Sep 21 10:25:33 PDT 2008
On Sun, 21 Sep 2008, Rick Moen wrote:
> No, I didn't say that. (Hoping not to sound plaintive, but did you
> _read_ the page?
I believe I did, but let me check with myself and get back to
> Also, how the hell did you arrive at the conclusion
> that "uncertain to achieve its intended effect" means "wouldn't stand
Well, you speculate on various points on points that have not
been determined in a court of law, so it's not clear what the
outcome would be. For that matter, the BSD license would appear
to be one of the few software licenses that has actually stood
up, and it does have a copyright.
> I said the outcome is difficult to predict
Right, and a prediction means it hasn't happened, nor does
anyone know what the outcome will be until that has happened.
>> I question though, why it would not be sufficient for someone to
>> no longer take ownership?
> I'm afraid I don't understand the question.
I don't want anyone to own a piece of code, I want everyone to
own it. I am not looking to evade any liability to avoid legal
responsibility, but I want the code to be open and free.
Is it not possible in the world we live in to have truly open
and free code?
> Um, that sounds like a non-sequitur conclusion, to me. If an analogy
> would help, think about that 21' Victory slipping anchor and ramming
> Larry Ellison's yacht, a week after you nailed a dated plaque to your
> sloop's mast declaring that you wish that nobody henceforth is to ever
> own the vessel.
That sounds like kharma to me! *wink* (hoping you still have
But seriously, I am not trying to avoid legal responsibility,
but I am thinking more in lines that Larry cut my anchor chain
and claims I'm responsible. What I am saying is that he
shouldn't have cut the anchor to begin with. I'm comfortable
that my boat is in dry storage, if someone doesn't want to be
liable for taking it out to sea, don't put it in the water to
Alan DuBoff - Software Orchestration
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