[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO ruben@www2.mrbrklyn.com
Tue Mar 27 22:07:16 PST 2001

That's why it's so importantto cite the quoted material.  Citing it
permits one to go back and look at the original source in it's
original context.

But, as I understand Rick, he's only preventing someone from 
altering his words and then atributing it to him.

That seems reasonable.

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