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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.

But someone, I think you, said very early in this conversation that if
an author is economically pressured to put his work under the GPL,
that putting it under the GPL would not be regarded as proof of his
intended artistic character.  Doesn't that put the GPL'd work of
groups like MySQL or the KDE group at risk under your system?


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