Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ...

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Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:04 pm

On Saturday 26 September 2009 07:10:11 Steve Fosdick wrote:

I am not taking a position by posting any of the following.

Crudely worded, seems to me that the FSF's position is that copyright law got
it wrong when it comes to functional works like code and that the creator
does not or should not have these rights over the work. The GPL with the
Freedoms it mentions and the copyleft it embodies is an attempt in their
minds to put the put the wrongs of copyright right. (Couldn't resist the bit
of word play. Hopefully it is still clear.)

Crosbie Fitch over at Digital Productions (if I get him right and can express
it correctly in summary form) holds that there are Natural Rights when it
comes to Intellectual Property but that they are not what is generally
believed and that copyright law does not so much protect these rights that a
creator does have but rather gives monopoly powers that the creator should
not have. http://www.digitalproductions.co.uk/

> So, when we are talking about free software it is very likely the

When I speak of Free Software, I am referring to software with one of the
accepted Free licenses. If it is gratis and not libre, I generally refer to
it as freeware but the topic does not often come up these days in my neck of
the woods.

all the best,

drew
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[LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., lanas, (Fri Sep 25, 12:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., Brent Busby, (Fri Sep 25, 7:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., Ray Rashif, (Fri Sep 25, 2:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., Steve Fosdick, (Sat Sep 26, 11:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., drew Roberts, (Sat Sep 26, 1:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., drew Roberts, (Fri Sep 25, 12:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., Ray Rashif, (Fri Sep 25, 8:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., drew Roberts, (Sat Sep 26, 12:28 am)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., Ray Rashif, (Sat Sep 26, 6:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Patch wars ? Debian vs. Fedora vs. ..., drew Roberts, (Sat Sep 26, 12:33 pm)