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Posted Jun 2, 2009 16:39 UTC (Tue) by rjdymond (subscriber, #51625)
Yes, I'm saying that you should behave unto others as you would like them to behave towards you.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, behaving unto others as you would like them to behave towards you (which is a good idea that I can agree with) does not imply abiding by someone else's licence because I expect them to abide by mine. To suggest it does is to render the fine phrase meaningless. To translate into the narrow realm of licences:
Yes: You should comply with the GPL (on somebody else's work) if you expect others to comply with the GPL (on your own work).
No: You should comply with an absurdly restrictive licence (on somebody else's work) if you expect others to comply with the GPL (on your own work).
Again, the devil is in the details (of the licences).
Posted Jun 2, 2009 18:59 UTC (Tue) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
No, your personal interpretation of the relative importance and
reasonableness of the restrictions imposed by a content creator aren't
absolute values. What you think is reasonable might be unreasonable in the
eyes of another. And you haven't got any right to force the other into
giving up their position. And that's the problem: you are demanding that
people who have a more reasonable position (by default we do the right
thing, but people can override that) than you give up that position.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 19:59 UTC (Tue) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106)
Personally, I think the entire discussion is pointless. Enforcing copyright claims through coercion is both immoral (IMHO, though that classification is far from arbitrary) and ineffectual, and claiming copyright sans coercion is simply ineffectual. Better to just accept reality and move on.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 16:54 UTC (Tue) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
Does it imply I'm allowed to freely distribute anything that is not protected by technical measures? Such as standard GPLed code?
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