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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 12:14:00AM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Mark Rafn <dagon@dagon.net>
> > 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.

I have a hard time accepting the argument that Droit d'auteur is not a
threat to Free Software on the grounds that it unduly discriminates
against forms of artistic expression that are also software.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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