Ownership in Software

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at 1407.org
Thu Apr 22 16:19:25 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 17:51 +0200, Axel Schulz wrote:
> What do you mean by ownership of speech? I never heard
> about this term. If we can first decide what this proposed
> concept means/is we have a better point of departure for our
> discussion.

If you permit ownership of software, you permit ownership of language.
Computer programming languages are a language understood by computer
programmers, who usually write it fluently enough to create works.

If you restrict and allow ownership of software, you effectively
restrict programmers' freedom of speech :)
Yes, really!

Hugs, Rui
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