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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-20 17:13:41

What if my 'will' is to prevent YOU (and others perhaps) from using it? :-(

Am I right in understanding that copyright prevents this?

If so perhaps we need to say, anything EXCEPT claiming copyright?

But you are right in saying that we need to establish
both the author(s),
and the copyright holder (might be a company).


Dr Paul A Bristow, hetp Chromatography
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, Cumbria
+44 1539 561830
Mobile +44 7714 33 02 04

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Petr Kocmid [mailto:pkocmid_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:40 AM
> To: boost mailing list
> Subject: [boost] proposal: FWL, the most simple license imaginable
> Hi there,
> A simple license should have two parts of it:
> 1. Statement of authorship of the work. This is needed for
> satisfying some local laws. Under some laws, copyright and
> authorship are quite different legal terms. Copyright is a right
> to publish the piece of work, which is not the same as
> authorship. If desired, copyright should be added.
> 2. Statement of availability (nonexclusivity in copy publishing
> rights). Here goes my invention: A Free Will License. It sounds:
> "You can do whatever is your will with your copy of this software."
> An example:
> // This software has been written by Petr Kocmid.
> // Copyright 2001 by Petr Kocmid
> // Free Will License:
> // You can do whatever is your will with your copy of this software.
> Such licence reflects completely transient existential nature of
> software copy without any restriction of every imaginable
> manipulation with it.
> Petr Kocmid
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