[CrackMonkey] All Hail The Glorious People's License

Joakim Ziegler joakim at helixcode.com
Sun Aug 27 13:40:15 PDT 2000

On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 01:21:18PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin  Paul J Collins quotation:
>> The GPL could not work in its present form if the copyright system did
>> not enable works to be owned.

> And, at that precise point, its mechanisms would no longer be needed.
> Neat, eh?

Actually, they would, sadly. In a copyright-free society, there would be no
guarantee that you would be able to get source, merely that you would be able
to legally copy whatever data you were given access to.

Unless, of course, you assume that this theoretical society also has laws
that prohibit privacy.

Joakim Ziegler - Helix Code web monkey - joakim at helixcode.com - Radagast at IRC
      FIX sysop - free software coder - FIDEL & Conglomerate developer
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