[fpc-pascal] FPC's documentation license?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Aug 8 11:21:55 CEST 2015

On Sat, 8 Aug 2015, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 08 Aug 2015, at 10:04, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> I fundamentally do not believe in licenses. Not even free ones.
>> Hence I specify none for the docs.
> The problem with this is that if you don't specify a license, the default
> in copyright law is that no one is allowed to do anything with your work
> without explicit permission from you (other than reading the HTML version
> on the web site, as publishing it like that is considered an implicit
> permission to read it).

If you believe in copyright law, yes. I don't believe in that either.

Patents, copyright, trademarks: a lot of male cow droppings.

> You can always use a public domain or CC0 license if you don't want to impose any conditions on anyone.

No, it means that you play the game by the rules that are set by people that believe in licenses.

I don't want to play this game at all.


PS. And anyway: the whole discussion is moot. The latex files do contain some kind of copyright notice.
Long time ago, someone once suckered me into it. I wasn't as firm in my convictions back then :)

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