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

Scripsit Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com>

> RMS could use his 'moral rights' to prevent someone from 
> distributing a version of Emacs which could read and write Microsoft 
> Word files (file format being reverse-engineered).

No he can't. His placing Emacs under a free license, aside from his
numerous writings about software freedom, clearly imply that his works
have no intrinsic artistic character that could possibly be violated
by any third-party modification.

I wonder why this is so hard a concept to understand. Are you just
spreading FUD?

Henning Makholm                     "However, the fact that the utterance by
                           Epimenides of that false sentence could imply the
           existence of some Cretan who is not a liar is rather unsettling."

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