On Sunday 13 January 2013 10:17:23 Paul Davis wrote:
without copyright laws (and patent laws) there would be no "intellectual
property" with respect to software so it would not be a BSD-license style
situation as there would be no opportunity for forkers etc. to take a program
to the All Rights Reserved realm as that realm would not exist.
Right but then also no enforcement for those trying to prevent the freeware
style dealings of others with respect to their precious binaries.
This bit is true. But without the corresponding ability to enforce
non-distribution of binaries how big of an issue would this be?
all the best,
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