Mike Hauber 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
> material.
> 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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