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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 03:16:40PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 03:13:02PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > No, actually, my country's government doesn't give a flying fruit basket
> > what *another* country says copyright protections should be; if the work is
> > being distributed in the US, it's US copyright law that applies, because in
> > the absence of US copyright law *the work would enjoy no copyright
> > protection at all*.  This is one of the reasons the Berne Convention exists
> > -- to ensure that signatory nations offer comparable copyright protections
> > to works regardless of their country of origin.

> Do we reject software that originates in countries that are not signatories
> of the Berne convention?

No.  Is there a reason we should?

*Not* being a signatory to Berne doesn't give the author any *more*
exclusive rights over the work than they would have if they *were* a

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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