Copyright and License

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Fri May 5 16:36:32 CEST 2000


In article <CcAQ4.12009$v85.79543 at news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
Mark Hammond <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> wrote:
>
>[And a question I dont want to raise - what really does this "copyright"
>mean, in the open source world?  It appears we are saying "we assert
>copyright, but never intend actually enforcing it".  The words of the
>tim-bot still echo (paraphrased) - "if possible, put it in the public
>domain" :-)  As I said, I dont want to raise it :-]

The primary purpose is to prevent someone else from asserting copyright.
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