|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout of NYLXS] Fair USe
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Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> This article might have some problems. It does point out the real
> copyright issues that exist inside the java code. The conclusion about
> the fair use arguments, though, I think are crooked. Free Software
> itself depends on the language code itself being protected under
> copyleft. The implementation of C, for example, should be free end to
> end. Now if the court comes back and says that the C API is not free
> and is copyrighted, we are fucked right there.
You cite (and reprint without permission) four entire press articles
about the not-yet-heard appellate case, and then all you have to say are
a bunch of personal opinions and an advocacy argument -- as if how you
feel about the world were more important than understanding it.
You know what's missing? Any analysis or sign that you have bothered to
study and understand what's going on (or, since the case has not yet
been heard, _will_ be going on). Web-searching and copy/pasting a
bunch of news articles and then posting sloppy editorialising is no
substitute for clarity and understanding.
You could start bothering to do that, any year, now.
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