[Foundation-l] Does "free content" exist in France?
saintonge at telus.net
Sat Apr 21 16:57:01 UTC 2007
Birgitte SB wrote:
>--- Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>On 4/20/07, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com>
>>>The Free Content Definition is to only to be used to
>>>evaluate a *license* not an individual work.
>>Yes, unless there is no license attached to the
>In that case we still have a problem. The perpetual
>moral rights issue particularly comes into play with
>public domain works. Which, obviously, are cases
>where there is no license attached to the work.
An interesting point, but could we not extent the meaning of licence to
include one that is implicitly granted by the public by virtue of being
in the public domain.
I have always maintained that the public domain is not merely an absence
of ownership, but ownership by the public at large.
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