[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Derek Vadala derek@cynicism.com
Tue Mar 27 13:08:26 PST 2001


On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Rick Moen wrote:

> The licensor crafts (or picks) a licence in order to accomplish goals
> of _his_ choosing:  In the case of an intensely _personal_ essay, you
> wouldn't want variant versions to arise, under other people's control,
> that appeared to attribute to you words you never said, in manners you'd
> never use.
> 
> (Note, again, that modest quotations, as required for academic, review,
> or similar purposes are automatically permitted as fair use.)

Funny that fair use often leads to what you describe above. Not that I'm
advocating its elimintation, just those who intentionally misappropriate
it.

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Derek Vadala, derek@cynicism.com, http://www.cynicism.com/~derek




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