Subject: Re: what happened to the lm75(?) driver?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Assange <email@example.com>
Date: 09/13/1999 11:58:52
> IMNSHO TNF should be fighting for the rights of its contributors, not
> forcing them to give those meager rights up just because they think
> third-party vendors are somehow more important. In fact I would want to
I agree strongly with this. However, as your license is functionally
the BSD license, so why not simply use the original BSD license?
The problem for third party developers is that they have to legal every
damned one of these things. Now while yet-one-more isn't going to bring
down civilization as we know it, clearly having to deal with thousands
of varying copyrights is non-optimal.
On the other hand, the situation is so bad as it is, I'd be inclined
to just give up entirely on uniform copyright adoption. The battle is
lost. If we accept that we can move forward in an more inclusive way,
concentrating on features and not playing amateur lawyer.
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