Over the top
Posted Jun 2, 2009 4:53 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Over the top
Parent article: Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
Sure, Jon's example was non-infringing because it was his own work and deliberately engineered to turn on the notice he wanted to display. But it's silly to claim that's the common use.
Sure, we want concessions from rights holders, so that Free Software / Open Source can participate in tomorrow's media. They want something too. There are concessions that we can't make to them, because that would make the software not Free any longer. "My way or the highway" isn't going to be a valid strategy because we're not running the show - we hardly even have a seat at the meeting. So, let's not throw away the few concessions that we can make.
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