Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?
Scripsit Mark Rafn <email@example.com>
> On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > And I don't think that the author of a piece of software has any
> > "literary or artistic reputation or character" connected with it.
> You don't? I think that artistic reputation is among the common reasons
> for releasing free software. It seems unlikely that Linus Torvalds's
> reputation is completely unrelated to software he's written.
It is not an artistic reputation.
> > Anyway, by voluntarily releasing his work under a free license, the
> > author unmistakenly states that his literary or artistic reputation
> > cannot be considered violated by any form of derived work.
> Except he cannot actually grant this blanket permission under sub 3.
He cannot grant a permission to violate. But since no violation is
possible, that does not matter.
> If he decided he didn't want the Linux kernel used for a cruise
> missile, it sounds like he would have a pretty strong claim
Not according to the law I quoted.
> (in this jurisdiction, at least).
Which is "this jurisdiction"?
Henning Makholm "Luk munden og se begavet ud!"