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

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> 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.

Except the French law says that he cannot make such a declaration.

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