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Re: copyright assignments

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2001-02-22 21:35:36 CET

> [As an aside, for my personal projects, I'm beginning to think I
> might just release them to the public domain, with non-binding
> commentary describing my hope that the reader will preserve the same
> freedoms by releasing modified versions p.d. or under a free
> license. That sidesteps *all* legal issues, heh.]

Absolutely. I'd like it if people would give me credit where it's
due, and if they'd make derivatives of my free software free, but I
think using copyright law as a club just isn't worth the pain.

A pity more people haven't come to the same conclusion. (Well, I can
understand people using the GPL if they really do desire to prevent
proprietary derivatives of their work. That's important, although
it's not something I'm personally concerned about. But for smaller
issues like getting proper credit... really, someone who isn't going
to give you credit probably isn't going to respect the terms of your
license anyway, and you probably aren't going to have the resources
and energy sue them if they don't.)
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