[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: CCPL-by

On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 07:30:56PM -0500, Jeremy Hankins wrote:
> In my personal opinion, the "moral rights" idea is very disturbing.  I
> know it has its defenders, ...

The issue is not whether it's right or wrong.  It's more fundamental than
that.  The DFSG were originally designed for software; if they are to be
extended to apply to works that are mainly about expression rather than
function, you risk bumping up against the law.  Someone in, say, France,
may not legally be able to grant the permissions that you are demanding.

Now, the French contributor can sneak something past debian-legal by
writing a license text that appears to grant permissions that the
contributor has no power to grant.  Is that what you want?

Reply to: