Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright
>>"Bruce" == Bruce Perens <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Bruce> From: Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com>
>> All right. Here is my entry for the licence, with your
>> modifications included.
Bruce> The problem is that you are trying to satisfy two mutually
Bruce> exclusive groups.
Bruce> Some want strict control over the information for fear their
Bruce> privacy or their name might be damaged. Others can live with
Bruce> less control and are offended by unusual licenses. Please
Bruce> decide which group you should satisfy.
The only problems I've had are with the group of people who
are offended by unusual licenses; and the problem seems to be my
disinclination to support that group.
Bruce> I suggest that you allow people who have severe concerns about
Bruce> their privacy, or concerns about the use of their information,
Bruce> to opt out of the program and not have their data distributed
Bruce> at all.
I am being dense here, but does that mean you are talking
about two options: people may choose to keep the data private, or it
may be made public with no restrictions about mutability?
Bruce> I suggest the other group be guaranteed control over
Bruce> the content of the information, but not control over the
Bruce> distribution of that information.
I think the intent always has been that the individuals have
control over the contents of the information (with the collator
making mostly formatting changes); and the data be distributed by
An A is easily obtained if a student calls his instructor
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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