m.hauber at mchsi.com
Fri Feb 4 20:40:59 PST 2005
On Friday 04 February 2005 10:39 pm, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt writes:
> TM> If you post on a public forum, by implication you are
> giving that TM> forum permission to publish your copyrighted
> No, you're not. If you post to a public forum, you're giving
> implicit permission for your posts to be visible _within that
> forum_. You are not giving implicit permission for any other
> type of publication external to the forum ... and that includes
> mirroring on a Web site archive.
> The only way to get around this is to require agreement to
> licensing of posts as a condition of joining the forum.
Not wanting to jump into this, because I think the whole of the
argument is ridiculous... But, in a nutshell... Aren't you
trying to make the same argument that SCO is trying to make?
(all due respect, of course) I just don't see the validity of "I
don't care if the code was legally released to the open source
communities eons ago! I don't care how much time and effort has
been spent building on it. It's mine and I want it back!"
Don't get me wrong. I've made public posts that I look back and
cringe on because I know it's still out there somewhere. Hell...
Maybe there's only two of us. That's life, and we live it
Fact is, the cats out of the bag, and I have yet to meet a cat
that likes bags. :)
Bewildered, but ducking out just the same...
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