Michael Leone on 24 Aug 2008 19:52:46 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG Logo! And LinkedIn

Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> On Sunday 24 August 2008, James Barrett wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Jeff Abrahamson <jeff@purple.com> wrote:
>>> At a talk a couple years ago by Lawrence Lessig (who is a lawyer), I
>>> believe he noted some problems with putting things in the public
>>> domain.  The piece of it I remember probably applies to code and not
>>> to art: that you can't enforce license terms, such as people agreeing
>>> not to sue you if it doesn't work.
> Unfortunately what it means for a copyright holder (ie. not the US government) 
> to release a work into the public domain still isn't entirely clear.  It is a 
> better idea to use a strongly permissive copyright license, which is on far 
> more solid legal ground.
> If PLUG is a legally-recognised organisation, 

You can't use "organized" and "PLUG" in the same sentence, you know.
Example of sedate anarchy, maybe ... :-)

PLUG isn't really an organization, the way most people think of one. No
officers, no by-laws or rules, no dues, no official spokesperson, etc.

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