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Re: [Mandrakeot] ESR gives up on Fedora



On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 03:22:45PM -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> 
> > 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.

It's completely off-topic, but still...

I am not completely sure about that (at least for art). In France, there 
is a kind of property right which tie a piece of work to the author in a 
very specific way. It cannot be abandonned or transfered (although
strangely it is possible to fake the author). It is called le 'droit
moral'. It covers the right to divulgate to public or not, right to be
recognized as the author, right to enforce respect on the piece of art
and the right to remove the piece of art from the commercial circuit. 
The jurisprudence may limit in fact that right.

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Pat


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