On Monday 09 February 2009 03:08:14 am Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Ken Arromdee <firstname.lastname@example.org> [090209 05:39]:
> > On Sat, 7 Feb 2009, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> > > 1) The safe way: See what it does, describe someone else not knowing the
> > > code to write code doing this for you and use that code.
> > Does that actually work? The description is a derivative work of the code;
> > the new code is a derivative work of the description and therefore the old
> > code.
> Again, I've no legal training, so all educated guesses, ask a lawyer if
> you want to be sure.
> I think the main point of that is to make the description in a form that
> is not a derivative work. The form is monopolizeable, the ideas and
> algorithm behind it are not. Thus a description that only describes
> parts that are not protectable should effectively cut all chains of
> copyright. (This of course requires that the description is only
> describes the ideas and algorithms and is nothing like "first there is
> an if, then a open parenthesis, then...").
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.