Re: Copyright on list archives

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 17:52:25 CDT

On Sunday 17 August 2003 02:16 pm, Arthur Keller wrote:
> Placing our messages in the public domain is fine with me. Do
> we want also to assert that the documentation is in the public
> domain, or that it is GPL?
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur

GPL, so that users have guaranteed access to source for formatted
documents. Not just a locked PDF, for example.

I would say the same for the archive. Ordinary copyright retains
all rights, and putting something in the public domain
relinquishes all rights. Copyleft gives up restrictive
proprietary rights while maintaining rights that benefit users.

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us
http://www.simputerland.com, http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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