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gmaxwell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 11:39:05 EDT 2007
On 4/25/07, Elad Wieder <ewieder at creativecommons.org.il> wrote:
> As being such a freedom fighter, can't you give CC people the freedom to
> interpret the word "freedom"? Do you, or does the FSF or anybody else have
> monopoly on this area? Let's not be hypocritical...
Yeee.. I don't share Greg London's same perspective on this matter but
I must protest.
"give the CC people the freedom to interpret the word 'freedom'" ...
This sounds exactly like the sort of newspeak that Greg was
When someone uses a word to describe something which would be more
accurately described by the opposite of that word, thats not 'freedom'
If someone goes around calling something "freedom" is clearly not
freedom to the point of offending common sense.. I think it's
appropriate to speak up, and I think you should share at least that
Works under cc-by-nc-nd, or worse things like the developing nations
licenses are not works the recipient has freedom over by any
reasonable use of the word.
HOWEVER, my view breaks from Greg's here in that I don't agree that
wording in question is clearly bad from this position. "Choose
freedoms" .. well, "No significant amount" is still an amount of
freedom. Perhaps not a desirable amount, but it's an amount none the
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