[Foundation-l] Diversity and NC images - Board meet

luke brandt shojokid at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 14:21:15 UTC 2007

Andrew Gray wrote:
> On 14/01/07, luke brandt <shojokid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In theory your point seems to have merit, but I wonder what would happen
>> in practice if we were to change the license, assuming a new license has
>> the same 'freedom' objective but is better suited to our purpose. Assume
>> a contributor were to take legal action against us....presumably they
>> would have been harmed in some way...how exactly?
> Remember the "contributor" here doesn't just have some intangible
> vague sense of "participation"; they have a concrete interest in that
> they own a slice of the intellectual property of the work. We would
> have taken their property without their consent and offered it to the
> world, for the taking, on conditions that are clearly not the same as
> those they had originally given.
> If that isn't illegal, it damn well ought to be.
I'm darned sure some activist judges will agree with you :) You'll make
a fine advocate


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