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Re: [Mandrakeot] ESR gives up on Fedora



On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 09:09:22PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> > zero cost without destroying the original, can't be subject to real
> > property.
> >   
> You mean I can't put a license on my code that says:  you may use this, 
> but if you change it and redistribute it you must also redistribute your 
> changes?

So called "IPR" isn't a property right, its a temporary monopoly right - if
you call them "Intellectual Monopoly Rights" it makes much more sense both
in how the work, what they do and how they need to be regulated

> Because that also means that I control what is done with my code.  You 
> make it sound like all ideas should be in the public domain.

That is the natural order of things. "Information wants to be free" is pretty
sound economics. Copyright and friends exist[ed] to motivate people to 
behave in a way that benefitted society.

Alan


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