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Re: The larger context

by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate)
on Feb 19, 2003 at 19:49 UTC ( #236785=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The larger context
in thread Ignorant Article

Part of my own intellectual property agreement with the world is that I have none. I encourage people to take and use whatever they want from me. They are free to cite me or not. They are free to plagiarize. They are free to reformat. They are free to use it to make money, to learn from, or throw away. I believe that information wants to be free and that nobody has the right to ensalve it.

That's cool if that's what you want to do.

Should I hire a lawyer to sue?

Even in context it is given as an option you choose not to use. It seems to me the 2 quotes are in serious contradiction with each other. Either people can "take and use whatever they want from me", in which case you reliquish all rights, or you have the option (repulsive to you or not) to sue them for abusing you IP, meaning you HAVE reatined some rights.

btw, thanks for coming out, this thread has been a great read. And whether or not you planned to, you have rejoined the perl community for at least one thread, welcome back!

The thing with this site, even if many don't agree with you...the discussion stays around and many may look @ CGI in a new way because of it.

"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!

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Re: Re: The larger context
by selenasol (Novice) on Feb 20, 2003 at 01:47 UTC
    Yes, legal action is a choice that I cannot see myself ever using .... the question was more rhetorical.

    As far as your community goes, in general it seems to be quite pleasant and mature but I am really wary of getting involved with any Perl community again.

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