Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?
Nate Duehr writes:
> What if I don't WANT a Copyright.
The politicians and lawyers who created copyright law cannot conceive of
such a thing. Consequently copyright is compulsory. The best you can do
is explicitly license it for anyone to do anything they want with it.
> And that is the point I'm trying to drive home to anyone who believes
> that code requires a license. It simply doesn't.
If you give or sell me a copy of a work of yours I own that copy and can do
as I please with it (that includes running it if it is a computer program)
with no need for a license. However, copyright law forbids me to make and
distribute copies of it without your permission.
> Code is code, and is always Free, unless created under contract that it
> remain non-Free or released under a restrictive license like the GPL or
> BSD or anything else... anything other than raw code is encumbered with
Code is protected by copyright by default and may not be copied and
distributed without permission of the copyright owner.
> it's just a point that few in the GPL fan-boy community ever even think
> about, let alone really digest fully.
Perhaps you should try actually reading the copyright law. It is available
on line at