[TAG] [lgang] Debian & OPL
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Wed Feb 21 05:34:57 MSK 2007
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> Then there are my "rants" pages, which are personal
> (http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/), and I _really_ don't want people
> putting my name atop something that has been jiggered to say the
> opposite of what I really think. At the same time, it's possible that
> part of one of those pages might be useful to others. To reconcile
> those two aims, I eventually came up with this:
> Copyright (C) 1995-2007 by Rick Moen. Verbatim copying, distribution,
> and display of this entire article (page) are permitted in any medium,
> provided this notice is preserved. Alternatively, you may create
> derivative works of any sort for any purpose, provided your versions
> contain no attribution to me, and that you assert your own authorship
> (and not mine) in every practical medium.
> The latter clause, the militant anti-attribution clause, implements a
> concept Don Marti terms "bastard reverse copyleft".
I must admit this one is a bit clever. Effectively it prevents me
from saying something like:
Here is what that whatchamacallit-thingummy-boob called Rick
Moen said: <snippet from rants page>. That just proves that
I'm smarter than he is because ....
The danger of out-of-context quotes snipped from detailed arguments is
certainly one that is difficult to defend against. I salute you for
having acquired protection against it!
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