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Advogato: Thoughts on "open" or "free" licenses for documentation

Aug 14, 2001, 13:25 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich)
"I come at this whole license discussion from three angles, which I will attempt to correlate with three of the seven deadly sins before I'm done. As an avid fan of Charles Dickens, himself a staunch supporter of Copyright Law (of which there was none by his death in 1870), I will talk about GREED, aka COVETOUSNESS. As an author myself, I will talk about HUBRIS, aka PRIDE. And as an author of a derivative work, I will talk about either ENVY or SLOTH.

Now, although this is shaping up as a sermon, take heart, I think I'm going to end up saying that these things are all really good things, and should be protected by our licenses. And I'll try to squeeze ANGER and LUST in there somehow if I can.

Please stick with me. I will be making some points."

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