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

Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4

"Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> Under US copyright law, I and any other author am in fact granted a
> number of specific rights, and are legally empowered to enforce those
> rights under numerous civil and criminal actions. [...]

Sure. A good faith attempt was made to resolve this in the past,
according to Bill Allombert, and it was ignored. Many courts will
not entertain attempts to enforce your rights against a party who
has offered to comply. "Submarining" is a trick with patents, not
applicable to copyright. This offer was not addressed in this rant.

> This was the area I didn't want to go into in an earlier response to
> Maynerd's grossly ignorant and misinformed post:

I think this childish namecalling illustrates why some developers
want to remove Karsten M. Self's work from debian. I'm all for doing
the minimum possible to avoid abusive copyright holders.

My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
Please follow http://www.uk.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct

Reply to: