Re: (DRAFT) FAQ on documentation licensing
On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:03:06AM +0200, Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
> And that's why "don't use the name «apache»" or "don't misattribute me"
> clauses in copyright licenses are stupid: because then I might create a
> completely new work called «apache» or attributed to that author without
> contravening the terms of these licenses. What stops me from doing these
> things are other laws.
Of course, for the same reason, "don't modify this standards document"
is stupid: if my intent is to confuse people, I could create an entirely
original document and claim that it's RFC1234. Renaming requirements,
stupid as they are (what about my helicopter sim, "Apache Combat", and
my military combat game, "Apache Warriors"?), are a big step up from
complete invariance, though.
(At least the new Apache license dropped that dumb clause--but not until
after damage was done; eg. Subversion.)