[Foundation-l] Blogs vs. Wikis
erik at wikimedia.org
Sun Apr 15 03:01:53 UTC 2007
On 4/15/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/14/07, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Most definitions of 'free' still include life-plus-seventy copyleft,
> > likewise a compromise of freedom.
> Copyleft a compromise of freedom as is the prohibition against killing
> anyone you think looks ugly.
I think Sam's point was rather that it would be sensible for copyleft
(and other) licenses to include a provision for earlier expiry of
copyright than the default, i.e. life of the author + 70. Instead, it
could be something like 14 years. After that period, the license would
revert to the most permissive model allowable under the governing
legal system (ideally PD). Which I would agree with, but it should be
done as part of a concerted effort for copyright reform.
Peace & Love,
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