No community mandate
Posted Aug 25, 2005 8:36 UTC (Thu) by Ross
In reply to: No community mandate
Parent article: On the defense of piracy enablers
"As the success of open source shows, there are always authors who are willing to cede some of those rights and publish their works under more consumer-friendly licensing terms, but within reason, they should be given the choice."
You make it sound like we are asking for companies to be forced to open source their software or put it in the public domain. I don't want that. I believe in the utility and purpose of copyright. But you and I disagree on what that purpose is and what rights it encompasses. To me, I am not asking them to give up any rights, but to quit insisting they have rights over things which they do not own (in this specific instance, bnetd).
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