Re: ITP:Bug#460591 - Falcon P.L. license
Sean Kellogg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 March 2008 03:10:07 pm Francesco Poli wrote:
> > I don't think that copyright laws give you the right to control
> > distribution of "Scripts", that is to say, works written in your
> > programming language.
> There's even the question of how someone goes about learning the language...
> presumably by example (that's how I've learned most other languages). Can I
> create a work that is not derivative of those examples and thus under the
> preview of copyright law?
> This would have made a fun topic to write about in law school :)
Sure. I suspect there's quite a bit of case law about it, including some
generated by the loglan/lojban disputes, where 'JCB claimed copyright to
the language (any use of Loglan had to be approved by him)'
I'm suspicious of any language where the definer is the first implementer
and hasn't renounced all claim to works in that language. They look like
lawyerbombs to me because I don't know any better. Is that a good thing
to have when trying to promote your new language?
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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