CLA Copyright and WWW Archiving
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 22:07:07 +1000 (EST)
Tony Barry writes:
> This posting that I have copied without permission highlights some
> interesting problems in an interesting way. While an author/publisher might
> want to control how their material is viewed/stored/changed
I think it's kind of funny someone copylefting their
HTML with the GNU GPL!
It is an indication that they have taken on something they don't really
know much about.
The GPL is fine for source code, and compiled document formats that can't
be altered easily, like dvi or pdf, because the author has control
over the outcomes of the source material.
The fact that text/html can be rendered in so many different ways
that the original author has no control over, is indicative
that the guy using a GPL to copyleft his work thinks
the web is like television!
A nice idea, but the GPL is the wrong tool for the job...
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"Yow! Am I having fun yet?!" - John Howard^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Zippy the Pinhead