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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 20, 2013
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Dividing the Linux desktop
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We pay the editors because they are willing to write and operate this wonderful site in exchange for the money -- completely unrelated to the legality of redistributing their work.
Villa: Pushing back against licensing and the permission culture
Posted Jan 30, 2013 3:46 UTC (Wed) by samlh (subscriber, #56788)
Please note, I agree the system is not perfect, but wholesale abolishment will cause far more problems than they solve. I, for one, support the rights of the Linux copyright holders to require compliance with the GPL.
Posted Jan 30, 2013 18:12 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Leaving aside questions of morality, if it was legal to repost articles under your own name or to collect articles from around the internet into a book and sell it, perhaps the sites like LWN could stay afloat.
Sorry, but this is bullshit. You are mixing two totally unrelated issues: copyright and plagiarism. Plagiarism was considered a big problem for thousands of years and has nothing to do with modern copyright.
The fact that LWN does not try to enforce it's copyright all that strictly (all articles more then one week old are free and are widely circulated on the net) shows that you don't need to enforce copyright all that strictly beyond the unalianable rights (the "right for the name", mostly).
Posted Jan 31, 2013 5:45 UTC (Thu) by blujay (guest, #39961)
Posted Jan 31, 2013 12:18 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
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