Subject: Re: Time for ksh93?
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Andreas_K=E4h=E4ri?= <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/11/2002 02:26:55
[ On Monday, March 11, 2002 at 17:37:08 (+1300), Andreas Kähäri wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Time for ksh93?
> Also, any patch must be sent to AT&T.

A copyright license, at least in Canada, and probably in the USA too,
cannot take away rights not granted to the copyright holder under the
Copyright Act in the first place.

I'm pretty sure patches are legally "fair use" of a coyprighted work,
and certainly from a logical perspective they are since they need not
even contain one single character of the original work (at least not
patches shipped with, and applied by, pkgsrc).

Except in jurisdictions with shrink-wrap licenses an anonymously
downloadable work cannot be protected (licensed) by anything but the
Copyright Act (and certainly not by contract law).

								Greg A. Woods

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